'Megathrust' moved island 8 feet, sped up Earth's rotation

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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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Not to add to the confusion just wanted to bring to your attention some additional information on the recent happenings in Japan.

KVAL.com

Heard my local news station breifly mention this and did a quick search only finding this one site with any information so far.


The force of the quake was so strong that it moved the island of Honshu 8 feet to the east, said USGS geophysicist Ken Hudnut. It sped up the Earth's rotation by 1.6 microseconds, according to NASA

the island of Honshu

As i kept reading i came across some more interesting information


Friday's quake caused a rupture 186 miles long and 93 miles wide in the sea floor 80 miles off the eastern coast of Japan.


Also notice on the page is a subsequent "related content" section which includes and article titled

'What just happened in Japan is going to happen here'



“What you are seeing in Japan today is what you will also see in our future. Except they are better prepared than we are.”


While no predictions are made in the article to cause alarm, it is still something to concider given all the other predictions that have been tossed around lately. With massive events like this one i find more questions than answers, like; what are the long and short term "ripple" effects of an event as large as this?




posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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What??? This is definitely an act of nature. I could not see how anyone could believe this was a "man made" disaster.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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Friday's quake caused a rupture 186 miles long and 93 miles wide in the sea floor 80 miles off the eastern coast of Japan.


What exactly does this mean? Did the floor at this area just collapse downward to form a lower floor? Its hard to imagine and could you imagine if that were to happen above water?



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by packinupngoin
What??? This is definitely an act of nature. I could not see how anyone could believe this was a "man made" disaster.


I must have missed the comment stating it was man-made. Was it in one of the links?



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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How about your list of more questions than answers - something more to go on please.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:21 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by ararisq

Originally posted by packinupngoin
What??? This is definitely an act of nature. I could not see how anyone could believe this was a "man made" disaster.


I must have missed the comment stating it was man-made. Was it in one of the links?


Other threads have been posted inferring this was Man Made...Haarp or something like that...doubtful considering the aftermath.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Great info. I'm new on ATS and don't have much to say. But the speed up of the rotation increase gravity or something?



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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It sped up the Earth's rotation by 1.6 microseconds, according to NASA


Does anyone know the effect if any, that this speed up will have on Earth? Just curious..



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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Funnily enough I posted a thread regarding earth axis being affected by EQ in particular Chile, its almost as though, nature has corrected the imbalance from last year perhaps ???

Here is the link .....

Above top secret : Could Japan be the new Chile in Respect of Axis Shift

Regards



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Well if someone is running the 100 M in the same direction then they might finish 1.6mSecs quicker perhaps ??

In all honesty it is probably such a small change that it is probably in perceptable to the human being..


PDUK



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by ararisq


Friday's quake caused a rupture 186 miles long and 93 miles wide in the sea floor 80 miles off the eastern coast of Japan.


What exactly does this mean? Did the floor at this area just collapse downward to form a lower floor? Its hard to imagine and could you imagine if that were to happen above water?


I am not one to say exactly how it could be formed but imagine this...

The Grand Canyon though not created in such a short time span,


Most people measure the canyon in Colorado River miles. By that standard, Grand Canyon is 277 miles / 446 km long. The width of the canyon at Grand Canyon Village is 10 miles / 16 km (rim to rim), though in places it is as much as 18 miles / 29 km wide.


so by an estimate of about 2/3 the length and about 5 times as wide just appeared, i have to say i cannot imagin this happening above ground to be able to estimate the damage but i would bet it would be devistating in any region of the planet



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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I'm no expert but I shouldn't think any effect as the Chile quake slowed earth down by 1.26 microseconds, and Japan has sped it up by just almost the same number, so it has probably cancelled out the effect, but I could be wrong, besides I don't think it would make any difference even if this had been the first time a axis event had occurred



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by majestictwo
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How about your list of more questions than answers - something more to go on please.




well i was trying to just bring up the interesting facts but since you asked...

Does an event like this put more or less stress on other faults across the planet?

Is it possible that the entire "chasm" that has opened up in the sea floor could have been slowly forming and only just recently noticed? perhaps the creation of this chasm was the cause for the earthquake(s)

Could the process of the earths rotation be cause for concern in conjunction with other events like, Super mooons, solar activity, polar/magnetic shifts...

these are just a couple that come to mind.
edit on 11-3-2011 by RadicalRebel because: i type too fast



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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No, time itself is still the same, only the earth's rotation is faster (1.6msec shorter days, yeehaa)


 
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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Japan sits on a small piece of underwater real estate on the edge of the subduction trench caused by the pacific techtonic plate sliding under the one Japan is on.

As time goes by pieces of the upper plate will fracture and may eventually fall into the subduction trench.. think ice at the front of glaciers falling into the sea.. similar deal.

The 2004 quake that caused a massively deadly tsunami also increased the speed of earth's rotation by a small margin.

We have not seen the end of this type of activity as it always happens in the earth's very long cycles.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by solargeddon
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Funnily enough I posted a thread regarding earth axis being affected by EQ in particular Chile, its almost as though, nature has corrected the imbalance from last year perhaps ???

Here is the link .....

Above top secret : Could Japan be the new Chile in Respect of Axis Shift

Regards


I did read that. though the article i posted doesnt make any remarks to axis tilt, it is interesting to see the correlation of the rotational speed correcting itself perhaps, wonder how long it will take for any information on axis tilt related to the Japan quake, if any



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:42 PM
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Great, now Earth is gonna spin faster? I suffer from severe motion sickness and can't even go on the rollercoaster. I'm gonna be sick. In a more serious tone, yes this earthquake has to cause changes in the Earth. I need a vacation from 2011 already.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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S & F.

Tell you what RR, it goes to show the earth can shrug us off at any time, far easier that we could brush a single ant from a pants leg. Its horrific what's has happened to those poor people, and it will probably get worse before it gets better.

But it's helluva reminder how insignificant mankind is on this planet.

We tend to think we are so powerful, and influential in the scheme of things as if the entire world only existed for us, then the Earth shrugs and puts us back in perspective.

Talk about humbling.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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So would the Japan quake not have caused a tilt to generate the speed up ?





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