posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 06:36 PM
Just throwing this out there to spark dialogue, I am by no means an expert but I just had this thought and wanted to share.
Do you think it's possible that the solar activity is having an influence on the earth's magnetic field to the extent that the earth is shaking and
rumbling on the inside?
I did some research into the idea behind the earth contracting or shrinking and while it seems most scientist believe this not to be true, what seems
to be true is that the earth does change shape and has for some time now. The reason may be due to changes in the Earth's magnetic field.
I found this article on Physics World to be interesting -
Another possible cause is a sudden change in the Earth's magnetic field, which would affect the flow of the Earth’s liquid outer core. Such an
event was observed in 1999, and Cox and Chao speculate that changes in this layer preceding the flip could have triggered the rise in oblateness.
These noises seem to be increasing as we approach the solar maximum and as it affects the earths magnetic field the earth groans and moans, almost as
if it is going through "growing pains".
Hugh Owen wrote in The New Scientist in 1984 about how the interior of the Earth maybe affecting the exterior.
Established theory says that the Earth's interior is stable, an inner core of nickel iron surrounded by an outer layer that behaves like a fluid.
Perhaps we are completely wrong and the inner core is in some state nobody has yet imagined, a state that is undergoing a transition from a
high-density state to a lower density state, and pushing out the crust, the skin of the Earth, as it expands."
This article in Science Daily states that the Earth is NOT contracting but adds that the earth does change shape and that not much is known about how
to accurately detect whether the Earth is shrinking or expanding. I quote:
Our study provides an independent confirmation that the solid Earth is not getting larger at present, within current measurement uncertainties," said
I think the line "within current measurement uncertainties" might say a lot.
In the same article, they reference the International Terrestrial Reference Frame, as the means by which scientist use to measure the size of the
earth. I checked their website and this is the first line -
The Earth is constantly changing shape.
You can check the site here -
So in a nutshell, most agree the earth is not expanding or shrinking but do agree that the earth does change shape and one of the factors that can
facilitate that is the earths magnetic field. if this recent solar activity is affecting the field then possibly the earth's shape is changing causes
movement in the core and causes the noises people are hearing.
Just throwing this out there, wondering what you guys think....