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A massive decrease in seismic activity would be a bad thing I would think. That means that stress and pressure are building up, which means, bigger earthquakes if I understand plate tectonics and general EQ knowledge correctly?
but more regions that don't regularly see larger EQ's, have experienced much more in 2011 than they have in many recent years. Mineral Virginia, Southwest Virginia, New Madrid, Upstate New York, east-central Ohio, Oklahoma....just to mention a few.
Originally posted by DarknessMatters
There may have been an overall decrease globally, but more regions that don't regularly see larger EQ's, have experienced much more in 2011 than they have in many recent years. Mineral Virginia, Southwest Virginia, New Madrid, Upstate New York, east-central Ohio, Oklahoma....just to mention a few.
Maybe the seismic activity is decreasing in the "normal" areas, but are actually increasing in "less prone" areas.edit on 12/30/2011 by DarknessMatters because: (no reason given)
Don't get stuck on mere numbers
A geophysicist and statistician have analyzed data on earthquakes since 1900 and concluded that, contrary to popular belief (and the assertions of some researchers), earthquakes have not, in fact, grown more common in recent years:
Scientists do note that although the risk of major earthquakes has not increased recently, that does not mean the ongoing risk is small or should be ignored, "particularly in areas of known seismic hazard, such as California," Shearer said. As to whether or not the world should expect major earthquakes in 2012, "major earthquakes occur almost every year," Shearer said. "There is nothing special about the year 2012 from a scientific point of view."
Originally posted by OrNaM3nT
We do not posses the technology to play with earthquakes.
This thread is pure turd.
I'm no EQ tard but even I can see an INCREASE in energy released.
It is plain as a pikestaff that there have been more earthquakes and more energy release than any year in the past decade so PuterMan just WTH are you on about?