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Geologists have long puzzled over anecdotal reports of strange atmospheric phenomena in the days before big earthquakes. But good data to back up these stories has been hard to come by.
Today, Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a few buddies present the data from the Great Tohoku earthquake which devastated Japan on 11 March. Their results, although preliminary, are eye-opening.
They say that before the M9 earthquake, the total electron content of the ionosphere increased dramatically over the epicentre, reaching a maximum three days before the quake
12/2010 DEMETER last scientific commands
The final science commands established by the science ground segment at LPC2E (Chemistry and Physics of the Environment and Space Laboratory) was received on board Demeter at 9:03 on 7/12/2010. This command brought to a conclusion Demeter's Science Mission on the 9/12/2010. This was an emotional moment for all of the CNES team. The Demeter mission, the first MYRIADE microsat developed and launched by the CNES, leaves us a rich heritage of six years of data which have allowed scientists to significantly improve our knowledge of the ionosphere and to think up new experiments such as the Taranis mission. This data will continue to be used in studying the link between ionospheric perturbations and seismic and volcanic activity. The final satellite operations will begin shortly, including a procedure to burn-up remaining fuel on board and passivization of the satellite.
... The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS), also known as Daichi, went to a safe mode on April 22 when the spacecraft's solar panel stopped generating power. Efforts to restore power failed, and on Thursday controllers sent commands to the spacecraft to shut down its transmitter and drain its batteries, effectively ending the mission. ALOS, launched by JAXA in January 2006, carried visible, infrared, and radar instruments to provide imagery and other data for mapping and disaster monitoring....
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Reports of earthlights and other aerial phenomena, prior to earthqaukes, predate HAARP or even the use of electricity by humans.
This means its either a natural phenomena or something not human.
An earthquake light is an unusual luminous aerial phenomenon that reportedly appears in the sky at or near areas of tectonic stress, seismic activity, or volcanic eruptions. Once commonly challenged, it was not until photographs were taken during the Matsushiro earthquake swarm in Nagano, Japan, from 1965 through 1967, that the seismology community acknowledged their occurrence
VLF Waves, the Ionosphere, and Earthquakes There is some intriguing research about whether large earthquakes are associated with ionospheric changes caused by electromagnetic signals released by the crushing of rock crystalline structures. If so, then this might be a mechanism for major earthquake prediction. One of the primary researchers in this area is Friedemann Freund, of NASA Ames. He has written several articles introducing the concept of ionospheric and atmospheric changes as earthquake precursors: Stimulated infrared emission from rocks: assessing a stress indicator Predicting Earthquakes Earthquake Predictor Cracking the Code of Pre-Earthquake Signals
Since the original papers, Freund has made further progress in understanding some of the more subtle physics underlying the generation of signals prior to major seismic events: "Those signals may serve as early warning signs. Of particular practical and theoretical interest is the emission of infrared photons from the ground. These photons are non-thermal but mix with the 300 K thermal IR emission bands." Their paper (also highlighted above) describes some rather unique laboratory experiments demonstrating this stimulated (quantum-controlled) IR emission