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Originally posted by stirling
With all the earthquake hype lately, anything is worth posting about it.
Are these cyroseisms caused by fault slippage?
or is there some other explanation?
You're sound asleep on a cold, wintry night, and all of a sudden a loud boom wakes you up. A few things on your shelves rattle for a second or two, then all is silent.
Was it an earthquake? Maybe, but the real culprit is likely a frost quake, a geological phenomenon brought on by winter weather. Unlike earthquakes, frost quakes are non-technonic seismic events, meaning they are not caused by the shifting of the Earth's tectonic plates.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
I live in Northern Indiana - we have had booms that shook the house and windows. No earthquakes reported at the time except one a couple of months ago that was in a very unusual location. Interesting as I had not heard of cryoseism (frost quakes). We had these booms in the summer as well, so I am a bit confused and need to read more about this. S @ F
Originally posted by wingsfan
the whole are affected by these "frost quakes" also seems to be getting a good share of pipeline explosions. either the new madrid is acting up, or the freak winter storms are taking a toll on the area.