reply to post by Olivine
Thanks so much for keeping up on this Olivine! I just started back to work after some time, and am working on my second book, so have been pretty
absent from everything else.
I did catch mention of this on the PNSN FB site...and IMO, this has crossed into the event zone. WAY too many dots on that map to say it isn't a real
The speed at which this last group moved is...well, like you said; odd. The fact that this event is also so early, makes it even more...notable.
SO, please keep in mind I am not a scientist, and I think at time they think I over-react because of my lack of knowledge, but for me it is all about
the bigger picture. They believe that ETS is about 'loading'. But no one knows for sure what it is, to be frank. They say there is about a 10%
greater chance of the big one happening during an ETS becuase of this loading....but again, no one really knows what it is, so this is all theory
until is is proven or disproven. We know what is involve in the prove/disprove scenario, so I am okay with just sticking to theories for now.
I have made this comparisson before and it still rings true for me, so here it is. I see it like a 2x4. If you take it and bend it to just before
its breaking point, it starts to creak and moan. You will then see cracks form and spread along its length, radiating from the stress point. Just
before it explodes, I would imagine that if you could record it and then slow it WAYYYYYYY down, you would hear a lot of moaning sounds from the wood
as the stress and energy building up battles with the law of physics.
so this isn't really an accurate comparison, becuase we are talkign about a subduction zone vs a fault, but I think the same idea could apply. I view
the deep tremor as a type of 'moaning' being released in the form of energy, along the area of the subduction zone. As this energy occurs in closer,
and closer duration and especially as it speeds up, it raises concern for me that we are getting closer to the breaking point. We are talking in
geological time though....so even if the clock is ticking down, it could be a matter of days, weeks or hundreds of years.
ETA: Okay, I know all the scientists would totally slam me, but it hasn't stopped me in the past: I can't help but wonder at this early, fast ETS in
relation to the current swarm happening at Yellowstone. There. I said it.
edit on 15-9-2013 by westcoast because: (no reason