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Japan Earthquake Even Rattled Upper Atmosphere

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:57 PM
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This may or may not belong in this topic... moderators, please move it if you feel it deserves a different location. Thank you in advance.

Before posting, I checked ATS to see if this had been posted already. This exact story, no - but a similar one yes. This article talks about the atmosphere AFTER the quake, and the other article talks about the atmosphere right BEFORE the quake.

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In this other thread, the atmosphere heated up right before the earthquake:



...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.


In this article it states:




...Scientists detected a disc-shaped rise in electron density in the ionosphere about seven minutes after the earthquake...



The rest of the article is as follows:


The giant earthquake that struck Japan this year not only shook the Earth, but also rattled the highest layer of the atmosphere, scientists find.

This research could lead to a new type of early warning system for devastating tsunamis and earthquakes.

The magnitude 9 quake that struck off the coast of Tohoku in Japan in March unleashed a catastrophic tsunami, ushered in what might be the world's first complex megadisaster and set off microquakes and tremors around the globe.

Past research revealed the surface motions and tsunamis that earthquakes generate can also trigger waves in the atmosphere. These waves can reach all the way to the ionosphere, one of the highest layers of the atmosphere.

Now scientists report the Tohoku quake generated the largest such disturbances seen yet, creating ripples in electrically charged particles reaching nearly 220 miles (350 kilometers) above the Earth.

Investigators measured these disruptions, called seismotraveling ionospheric disturbances, using about 1,000 global positioning system (GPS) receivers in Japan and Taiwan. Disruptions of the electrically charged particles in the ionosphere would lead to anomalies in radio signals between the ground receivers and the GPS satellites, data that scientists can measure.

Scientists detected a disc-shaped rise in electron density in the ionosphere about seven minutes after the earthquake. Concentric waves of fluctuating electron density then flowed out in the ionosphere from this disk at speeds of about 450 to 500 mph (720 to 800 kph). All in all, this disruption was about three times greater than the next largest one ever seen, which came after the 2004 magnitude 9.3 Sumatra earthquake.

The ripples that flowed from the initial disc-shaped disturbance in the ionosphere appear to be linked to the tsunami, a connection that has the potential to save lives. "This signature in space that we can see with GPS could provide early warning that a tsunami is coming," researcher Jann-Yenq "Tiger" Liu, an atmospheric scientist at Taiwan's National Central University, told OurAmazingPlanet.

One important question in determining how much of a warning his phenomenon might provide is: "Is there any detectable precursor in the status of the ionosphere before this disturbance is actually observed?" said atmospheric physicist Gaopeng Lu at Duke University, who did not take part in this study. "In that way, we might be able to predict the occurrence of earthquakes."

Liu and his colleagues detailed their findings online June 28 in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics.


I know I'm going out on a limb here - but disc shaped? So - we have a disc shaped heat signature that appeared right before the earthquake... and a disc shaped atmospheric disturbance right after. One linked to the earthquake itself, the next linked to the tsunamis. Multiple indications here:

The most obvious being the energy resonance from the earth... though this hasn't been a proven theory, it's still very viable. My fingers crossed that it does become proven. It would mean we could warn areas 3 days before an earthquake, and give a warning if a significant tsunami may arrive soon. As the article states, they have tracked these aftershock disturbances with other earthquakes, so there is at least some continuity.

Next... and I can hear the flames already... I'm not claiming to be a specialist by any means, so help me out here if you are.... "Concentric waves of fluctuating electron density then flowed out in the ionosphere from this disc at speeds of about 450 to 500 mph (720 to 800 kph)" So, going by my limited knowledge of energy - an earthquake sends large, usually timed, waves. Tsunamis send large, usually timed, waves. This disc though sends fluctuating waves at higher speeds than an earthquake or tsunami and isn't coming in contact with anything solid that might cause fluctuations. And as I stated before, they have tracked the disturbances before... however - even that isn't consistent with energy as I understand it. They state that the next largest disturbance was half as strong after the 2004 magnitude 9.3 Sumatra earthquake. The Japan earthquake was 'only' a 9.0, but caused twice as much of a disturbance.

The only reason I put this in the conspiracy section of disasters, is there is now some unknown additional factors connected to it. Both very suspicious. Grant, we are still learning about earthquakes, and are always looking for early warning signs. So, maybe someone with better knowledge on energy and earthquakes, etc... can shed a light on this. Or, for those that are questioning it too... add your theories.




posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 12:23 AM
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The whole story is finally dawning on scientists like i did centuries ago on the shamans of the past...everything is connected to everything else.
There are no islands in the universe.....
But this is a godd thing.....
The tsunami speeds may be faster than the ionospheric waves though in some cases.....better check that....
Also this is sounding more like they have only broken into part of what to me is the earths respiration cycle.....
The earth reacts to stimuli in many ways on many levels we havent begun to count.
This is just another one of them...a handy one though, if proven accurate and analyzable.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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Originally posted by CeeRZ
Before posting, I checked ATS to see if this had been posted already. This exact story, no - but a similar one yes. This article talks about the atmosphere AFTER the quake, and the other article talks about the atmosphere right BEFORE the quake.

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Actually there is a thread on this same topic and you didn't even need to use the search function to find it.

In addition to using search, also check the forum you're about to post in. This thread is not too far down on the list of topics in this same forum, so you could have found it that way:

Japan’s March 11 Earthquake Almost Shook Space

That thread is also about after the quake. Same topic but different source. The article in your source is a little better but I still would have posted it in the existing thread rather than starting a new thread on the same subject. But at least you used search!
some people don't even do that. Just try looking in the relevant forum also, at least the first page of topics.



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