posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 03:05 PM
Ok, so here are my questions....
1) Since the early 1900's, how many new seismographs have been placed around the globe compared to the number that are removed or decommissioned?
There must be a graph somewhere that shows the increase over time, which I'm sure also shows a plateau of sorts towards the 90's, when we stopped
adding at such a rapid pace.
2) What is the detection rate of these new seismographs? (They may only detect 1 quake a year, which skews results)
3) If what they are saying is true, then 7.0 quakes are irrelevant and is meant to mislead the reader. Quakes are "felt" above a 4 in most cases, so
an increase in 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 quakes would be an increase overall. This is where I believe they are down-playing the fact that people have noticed the
I'm not asking the OP to answer these questions, but they show how the story is full of holes and misleading data. I'd love to see the USGS answer
them with charts and real, verifiable data. Show the RAW data collected over the years, and then show a graph with real numbers reflecting the raw
data. That would be impressive and I'm sure would show people that the increase is in fact, REAL, which is why they haven't published such graphs.
edit on 14-2-2011 by SonOfTheLawOfOne because: (no reason given)