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Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by tracehd1
Thanks for the link. Unfortunately the writer of the article makes the basic error (on purpose?) of cherry picking a nice set of data that fits his theory. You cannot pick from the 'significant' list. That is statistical nonsense.
If you look at the energy and counts since 1960 you find that by comparison the energy is lower and the count of quakes is not increasing particularly.
When I have eaten I will find the 2011 version of that but it does not make a great deal of difference. I will also dig out the 1930 to 2011 one.
If you want to see more information on this you could visit my Earthquake Reports site and take a look at the analysis for 2011. The report for 2010 is there as well.
We are at a peak and probably over that peak now. These cycles come in about 55 year batches and seem to be linked to the Sun and Grand Conjunctions. It should get quieter for the next 20 to 30 years before it builds up to a peak again in around 50/60 years time.
reply to post by Mianeye
Very true. Did you realise that the one single 9.1 Japan quake put out as much energy as the whole of 2007,2008,2009,2010 and 2011 (excluding the 9.1) mag 6+ quakes and without the 1 quake 2011 would have been one of the lowest years for energy release?
This chart basically says it all. 1900 to 2011 showing the 1960 was tops and this is a much smaller blip at present.
edit on 21/4/2012 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)
A look at the number of volcanoes active per year, over the last few centuries, shows a dramatic increase, but one that is closely related to increases in the world's human population and communication. We believe that this represents an increased reporting of eruptions, rather than increased frequency of global volcanism: more observers, in wider geographic distribution, with better communication, and broader publication. The past 200 years (see plot below) show this generally increasing trend along with some major "peaks and valleys" which suggest global pulsations. A closer look at the two largest valleys, however, shows that they coincide with the two World Wars, when people (including editors) were preoccupied with other things. Many more eruptions were probably witnessed during those times, but reports do not survive in the scientific literature.
The Blue line marked counts has had a steady increase across the graph of some 20%. Neither of the Y axis is named. The graph only shows energy for 6.5+ and can not show total energy released.
The graph in fact says very little. I am tired of the line "It is all so natural." That is crap.
The problem is now one of when do the 'natural' folk swallow their pride and say Ok time to be concerned. Oh of course, after the event.
Originally posted by BobAthome
reply to post by Olivine
(Yellowish Dense Fog!)
and central Israel,
(thats the entire City and Region).
due to meteorologic conditions.
"could not uncover the source of the stench".
Today,, a suphuric smell covered most of Central Isael,,a forgotten earhtquake watch area, imo,,
but as you know there are 3 fault lines on a slip ,, could their have been a large enough even in the area,, not much DATA available in that area,,,
can u concentrate on the mount of Olives valley looking,, north west from said position,,
or possible slip,,
seems kind of relavent, cause if the iraelies think that it might be from iran/Hezzballo/Arafat..etc,,,
well they have already sent 22 battalions too the Egyptian/Syrian border,,
so just asking if u might see something in the USGS area.