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Highest Earthquake activity ever ?

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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 08:50 PM
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At least it seems

2000-2010 Average

8 to 9.9 10y Avg 1.4
7 to 7.9 10y Avg 15.2
6 to 6.9 10y Avg 159.8
5 to 5.9 10y Avg 1751.3
Total 10y Avg 1928

Data for 2011 (Dont forget we arent over the 6months mark yet !

8 - 9.9 - 1
7- 7.9 - 8
6- 6.9 - 122
5- 5.9 - 1285
Total - 1416

Source

earthquake.usgs.gov...

en.wikipedia.org...




posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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Yeah maybe if forever was a decade.

No, it's not even close to the highest ever, it's just getting started.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Tephra
Yeah maybe if forever was a decade.

No, it's not even close to the highest ever, it's just getting started.


Can you kindly point where can i find prior 2000 info ?

Btw thats why i used the question mark at the end.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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With Japan and New Zealand receiving numerous quakes a day (sometimes per hour) that total will be astonishing by the end of this year.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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I will leave it to Puterman to provide the proof, if he so desires, but historical seismic activity shows somewhere around a 40-year cycle - one of which we currently happen to be at the high point of. If seismic activity continues to increase in the coming years, then you may be onto something, but, so far, seismic activity is well within the norm.

Also, as for that word "ever"... I'm pretty sure the early Earth showed much more seismic activity than it does today. Especially around the time the crust broke apart to form tectonic plates. The Earth survived its own birth... what we've been seeing lately is nothing.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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I think the point was it is going to get worse, not anything further from that. We will see in due time if things do get even worse.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by CLPrime
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I will leave it to Puterman to provide the proof, if he so desires, but historical seismic activity shows somewhere around a 40-year cycle - one of which we currently happen to be at the high point of. If seismic activity continues to increase in the coming years, then you may be onto something, but, so far, seismic activity is well within the norm.

Also, as for that word "ever"... I'm pretty sure the early Earth showed much more seismic activity than it does today. Especially around the time the crust broke apart to form tectonic plates. The Earth survived its own birth... what we've been seeing lately is nothing.


by ever i meant recent times. as for the cicles ive heard about them, but didnt knew we were on a high point.

But still you cant say its the "norm" cause we are well above the average, we can even to double the ammount of quakes of recent years , i wouldnt call that the norm.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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Except that, by definition, "high point" means "above average".



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by CLPrime
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Except that, by definition, "high point" means "above average".


Your right, but i have no clue what the normal variance is supossed to be on a highpoint. If it means doubling a avg year were fine then.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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And those statistics are Puterman's expertise.

I must say, though, just because seismic activity is within the "norm", it doesn't mean it doesn't have destructive potential. But, then, that potential exists even at seismic lows.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by grinitagi
Highest Earthquake activity ever



Ever?
Ever?
All you've shown so far is that the first few months of this year were above *average*.

Remember, half of all years will be above average.

Show your calculations to prove that its the highest EVER.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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I don't have the right to say a damn thing about it, clearly i'm just 14 and haven't been watching this for years. I wouldn't know if this is normal or not. And some of you don't know either, but you come and say it's not normal and you don't know what normal is yourself!

But I guess if you say it increased it increased, okay.....


I can't do anything about it, so it's the end of the world.........again.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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Comparing to averages and calling "highest ever" doesn't make much sense. Especially since a lot of the activity this year is associated with the Japan earthquake (aftershocks) and is bound to slow down a bit. Let's wait until the end of the year to call it.


2000 1 14 146 1,344 1,505
2001 1 15 121 1,224 1,361
2002 0 13 127 1,201 1,341
2003 1 14 140 1,203 1,358
2004 2 14 141 1,515 1,672
2005 1 10 140 1,693 1,844
2006 2 9 142 1,712 1,865
2007 4 14 178 2,074 2,270
2008 0 12 168 1,768 1,948
2009 1 16 144 1,895 2,056
2010 1 21 151 1,944 2,117

www.johnstonsarchive.net...


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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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Thanks for posting those averages. I think there are enough big earthquakes going on to be worried or at least keep a watch out.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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There was a similar spike back around 1960, which also contained some very larege earthquakes.

Seems like there was one ealier than that too.

I'll see if I can't find the plots again.

With that said, I think this current "spike" in EQs is probably worse, and it ain't done yet. Also, lots of volcanoes going off lately.


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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Here is one

Another link

Thats one at least, he mentions doing it for another thread, but im guessing that is one of the "quake watch" threads and didnt want to go digging that much.
Not sure if he has done an updated version with this year included.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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Thanks sinohptik! I was having problems finding it on the USGS site. Used to be right there and easy to locate. Ah, well.

Anyhow, the first plot is decent. Unfortnately it looks like it has total EQ count. But, if you look at energy, you can see around 1960, the world got hammered.

If the count only included the 7.0s a greater, like the plot I am thinking of, you can really see the spike in large significant earthquakes at that time.

But, I'm still pretty sure we'd topped it recently.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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Wow, look at all of you smart people comparing data that is less than 100 years old... Wow, it must be so great to debate over a 40 year cycle, a 10 year cycle, a peak of this cycle...

THE EARTH IS OVER 4 FREAKING BILLION YEARS OLD... HOW CAN YOU KNOW WHAT CYCLES ARE NORMAL AND WHICH ONES AREN'T?

you people make me laugh so hard...




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