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She had purchased two alarms last year, each the size of a book, which warns them of seismic activity in Guerrero state. If an earthquake over the magnitude of 5 strikes, an alarm sounds and a voice warns “earthquake,” as it did Tuesday, giving them a minute of time to implement the drills they practice monthly. The minute represents the time between the triggering of the radio alert at the remote sensor and the arrival of the seismic shocks to Mexico City.
Originally posted by dymiox
After reading the title of this thread I laughed. After reading the whole thread, this isn't so funny anymore. This is really surprising.
Originally posted by khimbar
If it were just the 188 day cycle I'd be quite happy to accept that in a large enough amount of events random patterns will emerge through chance and coincidence.
But this drill, in this place at this time, after the 9/11, 7/7 and other drills which always seem to occur at the same time as 'events' is wiggy.
But then we're ignoring all the drills that don't match 'events'.
Gah. Too confusing!
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Mandrakerealmz
I believe that you are closer than anything for how they'd likely use technology like this if it had that ability. At least we know the saying about what paves the road to that hot place down below (No..not Australia..lol).
That is the problem though....The government can't pave a bike trail without potholes and I sure wouldn't trust their meddling with tectonic stresses to work out quite how they planned it. What ever does when Uncle is at the controls? They could tinker to avoid a 7 quake they think could happen and throw someone else a friggen 10 as an "ooopsy" moment.
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
A LOT of little earthquakes are being caused by Frakking -- pushing high pressure fluids in the crust to extract oil. Drills can cause small earthquakes as pressure is released or increased and pockets form or are released underground. This could ALSO be a coincidence -- many things happen during a day -- and something is ALWAYS coinciding with a freak event -- always. So the more things you take notice of -- the more connections you will find. It's important to determine if you've got causation or correlation.
>> I sure wish our government WERE working on Weather Modification -- it would show some foresight.
The SIMPLE explanation for increased crazy weather is also the most obvious; Global Warming is causing the weather to get weird. More energy means less stable weather patterns, and changing ocean currents -- maybe in a 100 years things could stabilize.
The increase in earthquakes can be as much as 5-fold right after an ice age -- and with the removal of land ice this rapid, we can expect even more. So again; increased earthquakes should be a phenomenon of Global Warming.
>> I'm not convinced about the "galactic plane" theory -- the earth has bobbled above and below the Milky Way many times -- the Mayans even noted this in their calendars. There is not a pattern of climate that coincides with this cycle -- so it stands to reason it should NOT be a candidate to explain the freaky weather.
GW is pretty much settled science; the only real questions now are how it's affecting oceans and the las ninas, and los ninos on the planet. Micro weather patterns determine if you've got a flood or a drought.