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Originally posted by westcoast
reply to post by Disconnected Sociopath
Okay, read your OP. No, I had not seen it before, definately would have commented on it if I had. I think this poster is correct and my theory just takes it a bit further. Like I have said, I am POSITIVE that I am not the first and certainly not the only one to see this, because once you refocus, it is just so OBVIOUS!!!
If you dig through the vergbage on the USGS site itself is is all there. Look at the history of the cascadian subduction zone and then look at the history of the san andreas fault. Look at the mountain and volcanic ranges. Look at the faults, look at the quakes. Look at the deep tremors. It is ALL THERE.
I think it is more than the San Andreas being locked and going. I think the San Andreas is a SYMPTOM to something even bigger...much bigger. It WILL go...but when it does, it most likely will be because of something even bigger to its east going first.
Originally posted by anjl32
reply to post by westcoast
I just wanted to thank you for responding so quickly. AND...to say it is nice to know that I am not a paranoid freak standing alone out here with my thoughts and theories like some crazy person...(though I am a paranoid freak..lol). No, moving to the mid-west US would be due to the desire to be surrounded by my family, not because I think the world is going to end...though that may have persuaded me just a bit more in recent months since the China EQ and Tsunami. My mother was the only person I had here, and since she passed a few years back, I have never felt more alone. My "boyfriends" family is unsupportive of me and my children, and he is equally unsupportive, refusing to stick up for me and my children when I feel we have been wronged...long story short, I was feeling alone and since the 9.9 in China, I have really begun to analyze my current situation, taking what I don't like and trying to find ways to change it. Perhaps a move is just what I need, a fresh start....except, I love this state and would miss it terribly...especially in the summertime! Forever green in the evergreen state!!!!! =)
the Newberry volcanism has been attributed to a so-called hotspot (a plume of hot material arising from the earth's mantle)
A great deal of volcanic activity has occurred on Newberry's shield, which itself has one of the largest collections of cinder cones, domes, lava flows, and fissures in the world
both lakes [in the Newberry Caldera] have hot springs, and drilling in 1981 found that temperatures in the caldera reach 280 °C (540 °F) at 3,057 feet (932 m) below the caldera floor. This is the highest temperature ever recorded at a dormant Cascade volcano, hotter than even The Geysers of California.