reply to post by PuterMan
We'll have to agree to disagree about the little quakes. I think they are as important as the 9.0 pointers. You don't.
Remote triggers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Even our oldest remote trigger, the fuse, can be cut to length to determine timely. Remote
triggering doesn't have to be immediate.
The Japanese earthquake trigger a tsnumai. In one remote bay, there was a delay between event and effect.
A reporter found his way to a distant cut off village.
Forgetting I am trying to link Arkansas to remote triggering, my agrument is triggering is not always instant. The 2004 caused a mud volcano to erupt
immediately but this isn't always the case. It can take time. In this study they limit their parameters, but they also say this,
"While reports of corrleations between large earthquakes and mud volcano eruptions are widespread, little is none of the robustness of the
correlation, the exact triggering mechanisms, magnitude thresholds and triggering distances, and whether delayed triggering is possible. The purpose
of this study..."
So, simply, there is very little know for sure when it comes to triggering.
The moon triggers earthquakes.
And tides, all the time. Supposed to make fishing better as well.
The Alaskan earthquake caused Yellowstone to be remotely triggered.
In this case, not only did an earthquake produce hundreds of tiny quakes, it change geyser patterns.
The trigger caused some geysers to stop. And others to change intervals. The triggering event caused delays late on.
Again, geologists admit they know little of the real dynamics behing remote triggering. And they were paying particular attention to the tiny
Here, Bob Smith, almost sounds like Jim Berkland, that's why I like Bob Smith.
"The apparent triggering of the Yellowstone tremors by the Alaska quake "confirms what we are beginning to see worldwide - that earthquakes can be
triggered by other earthquakes at great distances, more so than we had thought before," said Robert. B. Smith, a University of Utah professor of
geology and geophysics and coordinating scientist for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory."
I'm glad you like randomness. Because, remote trigger can cause randomness.
And you're right, I can't make a 100% definative link. Neither can the geologists. In the case of Arkansas. The effect was like that bowl of jello.
And the effects seemed almost random.
The real reason I am link mud volcanoes to Arkansas is because in 1811/12, there were sand geysers. Which are mud volcanoes by another name. Mud
volcanoes are also associated with natural gas deposits. Arkansas hits the mark there again. Indonesia mud volcano caused by drilling. A direct
trigger. The real reason I link Arkansas and Yellowstone is the aquifer. The water is the link. The waves from Japan cause minute changes which lead
to different patterns in the swarm of earthquakes. There's another link. Apparently, both Arkansas and Yellowstone are plaqued by swarms of small
earthquakes. Of course I'm leaving out the 4.7. And the volcano part of Yellowstone.
You said, " All I am saying is I see no pattern and if the quakes are being triggered there should be a pattern or some sorts - maybe not regular but
it should be there."
It is there, and just like the geyser changes in Yellowstone, the pattern is irregular and seemingly random.
Had to edit, thought I was finished, but there's also more triggers. You seem to trigger me, and I resonate from the challenge. And my reactions are
sometimes random, and sometimes delayed. In this case, the response was immediate, and there must be a correlation.
edit on 16-3-2011 by Robin Marks because: (no reason given)