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Originally posted by westcoast
reply to post by followingpythagoras
I personally don't think that was an aftershock. USGS keeps taking it off the list, modifying it and adding it again. They still haven't provided the normal info given for every other quake listed.
It is normal for their to be many aftershocks of various sized...they typically will trend down...but that doesn't mean there won't be an occasional one that is bigger than one before it.
However, in this case...I really don't think it was an aftershock. I'm speculating they are all foreshocks. Nothing is adding up right here and I don't think it's over.
As to the drilling and shale....yes and yes. I think that may very well have something to do with this. Bad news if you look at our country as a whole, where they are actively drilling and where the shale is.
So much is unknown that no one can accurately predict seismology. I just really wonder right now why info is being withheld...and I think the true nature of the 5.8 is being withheld/manipulated. WHY?
Originally posted by observe50
I am going to write this again because I feel it is important:
I believe what is extremely important about this quake on the Eastern Seaboard is:
1.) We usually DO NOT have quakes here....... the last one I experienced was 40 years ago and it was very small.
2.) Most of the Nuclear Power Plants are on the East Coast because we are known NOT to have quakes.
3.) The GENIUSES that built these Nuclear Power Plants built them to only withstand twice the strength that is known for said area. which at the highest is about a 6 which we came very close to.
You should be able to see from the news what happened to quite a few reactor's so imagine if a larger one comes......how about the chem and bio material along the Eastern Coast.
Doesn't it surprise you that they aren't taking about this and they are on about Libya and Obama on vacation.
I would think Obama would go back to Washington but instead he is on a phone on a golf course!
For myself we are in the process of change on this Planet and these new areas of quakes and fissures opening should be of great concern and I can't write enough about keeping your eyes on the magnetic anomalies etc. on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It's going to happen where you least expect it as I've said before
To me this 5.8 is a big deal
Originally posted by brigand
Lets not forget about the Russian Speaker of the House who had the following things to say in regards to a new WMD:
I think given the locations we've seen (CO, VA) that this could potentially be an attack on the country..
Originally posted by palote
EARTHQUAKE LINE: LATITUDE 37
MOUNT ETNA VOLCANO, SICILY, ITALY 37º48'
11-MARCH-2011 FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN (9) 37º59'
11-MAY-2011 --LORCA,MURCIA,SPAIN (5.1) 37º40' ( it is only 1km deep also, seven people dead )
23-AUGUST-2011 VIRGINIA (5.9) 37º97'
23-AUGUST-2011 COLORADO (5.3) 37º07'
what a coincidence!
Originally posted by followingpythagoras
reply to post by Allred5923
"As the Polar caps become more subjected to the melting currently visible by scientists, it creates a massive amount of displaced pressures and displacement of such pressures in possible vital and unknown areas of our planet infrastructure which may be creating a "Heat too Thaw" similar to what happens to an ice cube when dropped into a warmer temperature change, it cracks and pops."
Thank you so much for bringing this up - I woke up this morning thinking about what you are talking about and I just got the chance to log in and see if anyone else had thought about this. I'm in Richmond, Virginia and I still can't get over yesterday. Last night when I was trying to get to sleep, my mind kept going to the polar caps melting for some reason, and I didn't know why.
I will have to read up on this when I get a minute, but the more I think about it, the more it seems to make perfect sense, unfortunately. If the massive weight of the ice in our polar regions melts, then of course its going to affect the entire earth. Especially considering that we are constantly spinning, and any weight displacement is going to affect and stress the fault lines, and God knows what else. Not to mention the warmer water temperature and the affect it has on the fish and wildlife.
By the way, my family line is full of fishermen. My mom's side was from Tangier Island, and my father's side wound up on Tilghman Island, where all the men fished, and all the women picked crab for a living. If it were 100 years ago, I'd be picking crab right now instead of typing on a keyboard, and worrying about earthquakes in Virginia caused by melting ice caps!
Originally posted by mikeybiznaz
why is the general population so eager to believe anything? Come on people get a grip