posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:51 AM
reply to post by MadDogtheHunter
Your post is as far as I've got into this thread so far but I figured I should post right now anyway.
I'm in Prague, central Europe, and I checked on the NOAA site (previously posted by a member). Declination here should be 3° 2' E. My compass reads
pretty well dead on what's expected. So, nothing much to report by way of odd variations from here.
However, it is known that geomagnetic fluctuations can occur in regions where there is either ( a ) active seismicity or ( b ) a seismic event is
imminent. So, I think having this thread to collate data (especially within the US) is valid and well worthwhile.
I am particularly concerned by the fact that already, there appears to be a positive correlation between "odd readings" in regions within or near to
the New Madrid zone; the fact that some people within this region are not getting such odd readings does not negate this observation, though, because
geomagnetic variations are also to some degree dependent on the localized geomorphology. People within just a few miles of each other could obtain
quite different readings if there is (for example) a variation in the strata or fault zones where they respectively live.
If it's not already been suggested, I'd also recommend that members who are participating keep notes of their compass readings and post updates
whenever there is any change. This will help greatly in identifying any regions where the geomagnetic variance seems greatest and could therefore be
the main foci.
edit on 20/3/11 by JustMike because: typos