Since the Japan EQ, some very strange occurancies have been reported by USGS, that got me thinking of the "growing earth" theory that i'm sure most
have you have heard.
I hope you will all read this thread, point out my ignorance, and answer my possibly very stupid questions! Although I am going to aim questions at
people with specific knowledge, please read all the questions to garner a context on where my questions are coming from.
A question to those knowledgeable in Geology:
It's been reported that Japan has moved a considerable(?) distance (8ft) into the pacific ocean since the EQ struck and...
David Applegate, a senior science adviser at the US Geological Survey, tells the Associated Press. He says the quake ruptured a patch of the earth's
crust 240km (150 miles) long and 80km (50 miles) across.
Now my basic knowledge of physics tells me that where there is an action there has to be a reaction. Thus where a void forms it has to be filled. My
question to the geologists on this site is, what was the void(s) filled by?
If Japan moved 8ft into the pacific ocean, at the earths mantle, what moved into the space that Japan once occupied? Also, I think (excuse my
ignorance, I am a layman in geology), the rupture in the earths crust will have been filled with magma which would have been cooled to form a new
part of the earths mantle?
So in effect if the above is true, does this then mean that the Earth has grown slightly in diameter? Is this supporting the "growing Earth"
A question to those knowledgeable about the Earth's magnetic field:
If this is also true, then the earth's surface has changed, thus magma has been shifted from the core upwards, then surely this would have an effect
on the magnetic field of the Earth? What kind of effect would this have?
A question to those knowledgeable in the field of Astrophysics:
Now assuming that some of the above summations are true, then surely this effects the "universal gravitational constant" between the earth and the
Moon? Now if the Earth's diameter is indeed growing, thus the square of the distance between them (Earth/Moon) changing, then could this expalin why
the Moon is gradually moving away from the Earth? Could this also explain the anomalies in the Moon's orbit of Earth?
Just some crazy thoughts I've been toying with.
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