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Originally posted by zworld
Thanks SF and CD.
When the CSZ goes SF, everything else goes is my thinking. I liken it to pressure that is released as water from a dam upstream of a bunch of other dams. When the water hits the first dam down river it overloads that dam and it goes as well, releasing its stored energy. Now there is many times more energy heading for the next dam (locked point). And on down the line.
Science doesnt have a clue at this point as an M10 has never happened in recorded history. All we know is the lithosphere is connected, and releasing pressure doesnt mean it disappears, only that it continues to the next lock.
Originally posted by Silverlok
Imagine that they are not plates, but that ( like the rest of known materials ) a 'skin' defined by 'surface tension' conditions, and in any event continuous to a certain degree ( which one would expect on a free spinning sphere (er centrifuge)) either the continents are lower density ( allowing them to "float" ) or higher density ( allowing momentum to 'float' them), in either event the continents and ocean floors have different densities under the tectonic model ( on a free rotational body ) which (in either case ) means that a vast expanse like the Pacific ocean would have a different spin rate than the continental concentrations , so the earth should have a measurable 'wobble' , like an off balance top, and it does in fact have three , so if a MASSIVE earth quake happens on the west coast under this 'hypothetical' situation , what pressure would be released and why ( not to mention how )
Originally posted by kdog1982
reply to post by zworld
Maybe in relation to the melting of the sea ice from the arctic.
More water=more pressure.
Consisting mostly of granitic rock, continental crust has a density of about 2.7g/cm3 and is less dense than the material of the Earth's mantle, which consists of mafic rock. Continental crust is also less dense than oceanic crust (density of about 3.3g/cm3), though it is considerably thicker; mostly 25 to 70 km versus the average oceanic thickness of around 7–10 km. About 40% of the Earth's surface is now underlain by continental crust.  Continental crust makes up about 70% of the volume of Earth's crust. 
Oceanic crust is the part of Earth's lithosphere that surfaces in the ocean basins. Oceanic crust is primarily composed of mafic rocks, or sima, which is rich in iron and magnesium. It is thinner than continental crust, or sial, generally less than 10 kilometers thick, however it is denser, having a mean density of about 3.3 grams per cubic centimeter.
A centrifuge is a piece of equipment, generally driven by an electric motor (some older models were spun by hand), that puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis, applying a force perpendicular to the axis. The centrifuge works using the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration causes more dense substances to separate out along the radial direction (the bottom of the tube). By the same token, lighter objects will tend to move to the top (of the tube; in the rotating picture, move to the centre).
... I would ask those of you who are trying to expose me to redirect your attention to spreading the word.
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
So, while we have learned much about the science and methodology of earthquake prediction, and it seems as though the general consensus here is that it is more advanced than even we here in this thread supposed it to be at first, we (the contributors to this thread) really are not any closer to your stated goal.
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
So we have less dense material (continental granitic crust, 2-5 miles thick) resting atop denser oceanic (basaltic) crust. This makes sense only if the earth were not a rotating system durng its formation. You put a mixture of different elements into a centrifuge and spin it up, the heavier parts of the mixture will migrate to the outer edge of the centerfuge.