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Originally posted by Lilith27
I stumbled across this today and it got me thinking....
I am such a novice here its blush worthy so please be patient.
I was wondering though if this technology was being used for major faults of concern across the globe to monitor and maybe predict future quake activity.
Is it available online?
Is the data useful?
How could it be used to predict future quakes?
I know,I posted before USGS reported.
for your emsc 5.4, which they have now downgraded even further to 5.3
TextMagnitude Mw 6.0 Region FIJI REGION Date time 2012-02-10 01:47:33.0 UTC Location 17.94 S ; 178.52 W Depth 570 km Distances 323 km E Suva (pop 199,455 ; local time 13:47:33.5 2012-02-10) 277 km SE Labasa (pop 33,397 ; local time 13:47:33.5 2012-02-10) 44 km NE Tubou (pop 578 ; local time 13:47:33.5 2012-02-10)
and don't remember when there were that many plus mag 3's
However, due to the fact that the ring of fire has been so active in the last 100 years
Perhaps PuterMan should answer that question, seeing as he doesn't believe in tectonics theory
Lokon-Empung Volcano Eruptions
2011-12, 2000-03, 1991-92, 1988, 1986-87, 1984?, 1975-80, 1973-74, 1971, 1969-70, 1966, 1965, 1963-64, 1962, 1961, 1958-59, 1951-53, 1949, 1942, 1930, 1893-94, 1829, 1775, 1375
Originally posted by JustMike
However, when a subduction zone lets go and much of the stress along that boundary is relieved in a huge quake, could it be that as the plate is now de-stressed (so to speak), then a greater proportion of the energy from the expanding ridge gets transferred to that plate. I'm thinking of the "path of least resistance" concept, which is commonly observed in nature. Yes, some energy is still going into the other plate, but as it's already under greater stress than the one that just let go, it gets less of it.
Where you have magma forcing its way to the surface and pushing a plate apart, this energy is directional. However, does it stop at any given point....probably not if current tectonic theories are true. It heads in a direction and keeps going until contained.
Originally posted by PuterMan
Thinking out loud also, North and South America are travelling SW, a fact that most seem to forget when jumping up and down about cold sinking bits of broken plate and subduction zones.
The evidence in the line of caldera at Yellowstone shows this. Maybe the JDF plate is not being pulled down but is being forced down by the big bully America riding straight over the top of it?