Shouldn't we have had a huge earthquake by now?

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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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So we've just ridden out "one of the strongest magnetic storms in years" according to space weather and in the past few days we were blessed yet again with numerous theories that magnetic storms cause earthquakes.

As you can see on USGS, we had just 2 mag 5 earthquakes...strongest storm in years and all we get is 2 mag 5 quakes??

We had 9 mag 5 quakes 3 days ago!

What's going on here?






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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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seriously, my internet didn't even blink
no nifty lights in the sky - I'm thoroughly disappointed



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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Still good opportunity for Auroras if you're close enough to the poles.

My power was out all day...I wonder if it was related???

Oh wait I got a letter a week ago from the power company saying that they were carrying out maintenance today.

Convenient...


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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:27 AM
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I like how you're disappointed there wasn't a 9.0 quake that killed half a million people today.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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Just for comparison here's the NOAA warning page showing March 10th, where we had a glancing X flare hit us and also the date of the Japanese quake, a favourite of the flare - earthquake crowd.

March 2011:



August 2011:



The major difference here is the kp index warnings, the March storm only had a warning of 5 (G1) and August had a warning of 7 (G3)

Explanation of the kp indexes here:

www.spaceweather.com...

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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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reply to post by Lionhearte
 


Disappointed?

Er.

No.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


The threads I read said solar activity might trigger earthquakes, not create them..

I read that to mean if there was an earthquake imminent then the activity would possibly bring it on..

It's like they say smoking causes cancer but still not all smokers get it and some that never smoke do.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by Lionhearte
I like how you're disappointed there wasn't a 9.0 quake that killed half a million people today.

What? Why would you like that?

I think it would be the people who made predictions of such events that would be dissapointed.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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I've lost count of the different theories out there.

Just wondering where these theories are at since this storm is bigger than the one that was supposed to have caused/created/assisted the Japanese quake.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus

What's going on here?



You're being sarcastic, right?



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by backinblack
 


I've lost count of the different theories out there.

Just wondering where these theories are at since this storm is bigger than the one that was supposed to have caused/created/assisted the Japanese quake.



Bigger maybe but weren't they all just M class flares?
Usually it's the X class they discuss mostly but to be honest I didn't follow those threads much..



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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pretty sure that the storms of the last couple of days only loosened up the tectonic plates.

so tommorrow will be the big one.


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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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reply to post by backinblack
 


March 10 was an X flare.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
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March 10 was an X flare.



Yes an X flare around the Japanese quake but as I said, these last ones were only M flares right?



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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reply to post by backinblack
 


Correct.

They were more powerful because they combined.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


I believe this is in reference to this thread:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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CLPrime said it best

Thats like saying, "My cat sleeps 23 hours a day, but, during those hours my cat was sleeping, 8 people were murdered in Texas. Therefore, my cat must kill Texans in his sleep."



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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Sorry mate, but no predictions for WA showing up on my radar for the next month.

Speaking of earthquakes, here in Australia we had a documentary tonight on the big one in San Francisco back in 1906.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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We may have to wait a few days to see the end result:



Although the protons have dropped some, they are still higher than normal:


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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by Forevever
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CLPrime said it best

Thats like saying, "My cat sleeps 23 hours a day, but, during those hours my cat was sleeping, 8 people were murdered in Texas. Therefore, my cat must kill Texans in his sleep."


Exactly. When I originally said that, I was speaking of the Elenin "alignments" causing earthquakes, but the sentiment is exactly the same: trying to find a correlation between CMEs/solar flares and earthquakes is like finding a correlation between my cat and dead Texans.

Solar and seismic activity are not explicitly related. And, even if they are, so what? When a CME, like this one, does not cause an earthquake of any significance, again like this one, and the excuse is "Well, not all CMEs are guaranteed to cause earthquakes because there has to be an area capable of producing an earthquake for the CME to trigger," then what's the point? That's how earthquakes happen anyway... by the release of pressure from areas capable of producing earthquakes.
The solar-seismic correlation is a baseless, senseless, and pointless "theory".

Oh...and my cat's been dead for 2 years.





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