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Earthquake, plate pressure info !!

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posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 07:31 PM
It was stated that increased solar activity could be causing earthquakes by heating the earth's core and expanding the earth's crust. (This could be exacerbated by passing comets amplifying the effects of the sun.) Conjecture was that when the core cooled, that the crust might create pressure to return to its former condition. This could either continue to provide stress on Japan or might cause stress along other areas of the ring of fire.

Here is information on the Japan quake:

"Tectonic plates are the segmented blocks of the earth's outer crust upon which the oceans and continents lie. The oceanic crust is much thinner than the continental/terrestrial crust. There are 9 major plates with a number of minor ones. The Giant Pacific Plate is almost entirely ocean based while the North American plate is largely continently. Irrespective of size all plates have the potential to cause crustal unrest leading to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

"According to the US Geological Society, Japan's EQ occurred as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone interface plate boundary between the Pacific and North American plates. The Pacific plate thrusts underneath Japan at the Japan Trench, and dips to the west beneath Eurasia. On March 11th 2011 the plate boundary subduction caused Japan's most catastrophic EQ."
The 9.0 earthquake that struck off the northeast coast of Japan is similar to one that hit off Washington's coast in 1700. That type of megathrust quake tends to occur every 300 to 500 years, meaning we're inside the window.

"Every year there is a 1 in 500 chance we'll get that earthquake," said John Vidale, state seismologist and director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. "That's probably our biggest regional danger."

Here is a model of what the sea bottom looks like at the point of the epicenter:

"Better would have been a diagram or other photo-computerized whatever illustrating the lithospheric convulsion that spawned this mobile blister on the sea. Up right is a vastly, vertically exaggerated map of the ocean floor off Japan, making plain what a drastic difference there is between oceanic lithosphere and continental margin. The foreground abyssal plain is a portion of Pacific Plate that is crunching its way under that escarpment that holds Japan and is part of interlocked crust of the Eurasian Plate. The star marks the spot on the surface beneath which, well down, the rupture first began to rip. (source: NOAA, via UC Berkeley seismoblog where one can right click it to get the hi-res version)."
Giant whirlpool in Japan.

"The 8.9 magnitude earthquake is among the top 10 ever recorded and occurred on an irregular fault line where a smaller temblor would be expected… “is going to be among the top 10 earthquakes recorded since we have had seismographs,” said seismologist Susan Hough of the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena. “It’s bigger than any known historic earthquake in Japan, and bigger than expectations for that area.” Geologists had expected the portion of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” that produced this quake to yield a temblor on the order of magnitude 8 or perhaps 8.5, she said. “Something as big as an 8.9 is a bit of a surprise,” she said. A quake that big usually requires a long, relatively straight fault line that can rupture, such as those found in Peru and along the eastern coast of South America. Friday’s quake occurred in the Japan Trench, where the Pacific tectonic plate slides under the Japan plate. Scientists did not expect such a big quake in the area because the plate boundary is not straight, but is fairly irregular. According to Lucile Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey, a quake of that size would require rupturing a zone at least 300 miles long. – LA Times.

"What was also another surprise about the earthquake was that of a giant whirlpool, that was seen near Qarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture in northeastern Japan. A swirling vortex, that lasted for hours, sucking up everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings. According to Michio Kaku, the theoretical physicist, the whirlpool was caused by the sudden uplift of the Earth’s crust, a rupture ranging for hundreds of miles that created colliding waves. He also believes that the crack in the Earth’s crust, also caused the water to swirl into a vortex, descending and funneling like a drain."

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posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 07:35 PM
Incomming rift, shock wave headed this way. Record no. of tornadoes already and it is only end of april. And you thought katrina,haiti,fukashima was bad. A week and after will get worse. Record no of wierd phenomina.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 08:41 PM
There seems to be some oddities in the OP.

The whirpool was not caused by the Earth crust thrusting upwards and a crack in the crust. It was caused by the waves of the Tsunami.

Also the Japan quake was not as unexpected as the post seems to suggest. Japan has had other large earthquakes.

This Japanese region, which includes the lower Kuril Islands, has experienced 15 major earthquakes and 2 great earthquakes since 1961 as follows: M7.0 (Aug 1961), M7.0 (Nov 1961), M7.0 (Apr 1962), M7.0 (June1964), M7.9 (May 1968), M7.8 (Aug 1969), M7.7 (June 17,1973), M7.1 (June 24, 1973), M7.0 (June 1975), M7.5 (Mar 23, 1978), M7.6 (Mar 24,1978), M7.0 (Feb 1980), M8.1 (Oct 4, 1994), M7.1 (Oct 9, 1994), M8.3 and M7.4 (both on Sept 25, 2003), and M7.0 (Nov 2004).

Source USGS/Google Earth


What I am most interested in though is the link between solar activity and earthquakes. There seems to be some serious science behind the theory.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 08:55 PM
I like the elenin theory with all the alignments coinciding with major Earthquakes around the global over the past year or so. The thing that makes me scratch my head is when this comet comes into the inner solar system and Earth is sitting right behind it, are we at risk of a CME at that point of time? I remember seeing the Neat comet video and a massive flare.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 09:34 PM
Here is a graph leading up to and during the quake in Japan

But if you compare other graphs with major earthquakes,it's quite.

So it's really hard to say if there is a coincedence.But we have just entered solar maximum 24.
Who knows,just wait and see.

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 08:15 AM
Solar activity effect on Earth, only time end ways is what we don't understood ..

Try to realize what happened on 10.03 - 11.03 in Magnetosphere, pressure is so00 strong !!
Download movie for 10.03 end 11.03 ..

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