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Geomagnetic Storms And Earthquakes.

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:01 AM

Many readers have asked if this week's terrible earthquake in Japan was connected to the contemporaneous geomagnetic storms of March 10th and 11th. In short, no. There is no known, credible evidence of solar activity triggering earthquakes. Moreover, in the historical record, there are thousands of examples of geomagnetic storms without earthquakes, and similar numbers of earthquakes without geomagnetic storms. The two phenomena are not linked.


A different source claiming the exact opposite.

After a solar storm strikes the Earth a geomagnetic storm erupts. The increased magnetic field strength of the magnetosphere pushes down on the ionosphere, which pushes against the oceans. It is due to the electromagnetic properties of sea water that the oceans become temporarily heavier. The extra heaviness of the sea water, coupled with the daily tidal forces of the Sun and Moon cause greater than normal forces to press against both the eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific Plate, but more so the western boundary in the South Pacific Islands region. Below are earthquake maps showing global earthquakes of magnitude 5 or greater for the five days following a geomagnetic storm. Notice the clear pattern of quakes in the South Pacific Islands region along with activity around the Pacific Rim. There is also a clear pattern of earthquake activity along the fault running from Greece to the Pacific Plate. The five dates selected below were the first five dates I found for geomagnetic storms and were selected completely at random. There is a list of solar storms where you can choose a date and check the earthquake database yourself to verify this theory.


Resource link's for your own research.
NCGD-NOAA Earthquake database. -2150B.C to 2010




Tracking Solar Flares

My first post btw. Hope you all like it and use it!!

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:04 AM
I believed geomagnetic storm's could cause earthquakes. Now I'm not so sure. I'm headed in the direction that the Earth recycles itself. We all know the main reason earthquakes happen but I am unable to relate the geomagnetic storms to earthquakes being the time of the earthquakes end up happening a week or more after a geomagnetic storm.
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:07 AM
It's difficult to find a correlation between geomagnetic activity or solar activity and earthquakes.

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:08 AM
Japan's history of measurable earhtquakes.

I will definitely use the search function from now on. Thank you Phage!
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:23 AM
Yes ,I agree there is a lot of reasoning behind there being no correlation between both,however --interesting enough !
Enjoy thanks gringo
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 05:52 AM
There's many variables involved and would take a lot of data input into a supercomputer to order to produce a forecast model. I haven't seen a viable one yet.

Geomagnetic storms and gravity waves form large flares could be the tipping point that spurs off a large quake that was building up pressure for years.

The ESPERIA Project: a Mission to Investigate the near-Earth Space
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 06:01 AM
reply to post by Phage

I do not believe that earthquakes are caused by the solar activity, however it could provide the little "push" to initiate an Earthquake. Yet we need to understand various aspects of the solar activity and their interaction with our Earth. At this moment I am bit suspicious on the IMF polar angle , however it will be hard to find any connection as I do not have historical data..

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 03:58 PM
reply to post by Romanian

Well the sun and earth are travelling in a dance at 220 km a second through space and slight variations in the gravity field between earth and sun as it traverses through the different interstellar compounds in the milky way,we really need a gravity wave detector to detect fluctuations in these fields.

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 04:16 PM
Check out these scientific papers to see that there is some correlation between solar activity and earth seismic activity.

I can send full texts in pdf if you cant access them.

Check out also

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 05:43 PM
reply to post by mcer33

Relationship between global seismicity and solar activities says that earthquake acitivity is less at solar maximum. So according to them, seismic activity should be declining right now. It also says:

As judged by above interrelationship, the period from 1995 to 1997 will be the years while earthquake activities are frequent

Though they don't seem to define frequent, at least not in the abstract. There did not seem to be much of an increase in activity in those years.

ABOUT POSSIBLE INFLUENCE OF SOLAR ACTIVITY UPON SEISMIC AND VOLCANIC ACTIVITIES: LONG-TERM FORECAST says that there is more earthquake activity at solar maximum. It also predicts that solar cycle 24 will be very active. That doesn't seem to be the way it is developing. Recent predictions are that cycle 24 will be well below average. The charts I posted in the above link don't seem to indicate that.

Solar activity and global seismicity of the earth says that seismic activity increases 2 years after solar maximum. According to them we shouldn't be seeing an increase in activity for about four more years.

I can't view the others but which one of these is right? More activity, less activity, or delayed activity? There doesn't seem to be much agreement. I see that this is a common theme in attempts to correlate seismic activity with solar or geomagnetic activity.

Oh, here's a paper in which no connection is found.

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