Originally posted by FissionSurplus
It still seems abnormally quiet in South America to me, but that's just my personal opinion.
It ain't just South America. There hasn't been a single quake in over a week now, anywhere on Earth, with a magnitude of 6.0 or greater. Let me just
research when the last one was... May 1st, 6.0, just west of Guatemala. Apr 28th is the last one before that; 6.7, near Fiji. Maybe the quiet isn't
that unusual, but I'll tell you what is.
April 11th, 2012, was the first time in history that two 8.0+ quakes struck on the same day (both of them in the same spot that 9.0 "Christmas
Tsunami" quake occurred in 2004). That didn't even happen on 3/11/2011. This research is fascinating, so I'll continue to share. 8.0+ quakes have
always been recorded; their database goes back to the 19th century, but all the results fit on one screen. Here's the interval between each such
1899: 6 days between two events in early September. This was highly unusual. 1 year to the next one, Oct. 1900. Then 3 years, then another 3 years,
then 13 years, then 11 years, then 8 years, then 6 years, then 5 months, then 5 years, then 2 years, then 5 years, then 9 years (taking us up to
1985), then 1 year, 3 years, 4 years, 1 year... and after 1994, there are only 4 years without one ('97, '99, '02, and '08). There were two each
in 2004 and 2006, four
of them in 2007, and two on 4/11/2012. Would you call that "acceleration?" I sure would.
The planet is clearly becoming less and less stable over time, less "structurally sound" as it were, and signs do not point towards it improving.
Quite the opposite. I wonder how much it'd cost to move to Mars, where geological activity is firmly a thing of the past... but anyway, given that
kind of seismic history, I get nervous every time there's a long lull. Such as now. And then to find dozens of people on here all saying they're
getting precognitive hints of a coming Big One, and in spots all over the world, and finding themselves preparing without even knowing they're doing
it, well... it makes me wanna quit my job and move to an Amazon jungle or something. But I can't leave friends and family behind to save my
sorry behind. They won't believe anything Big is coming any time soon, no matter what convincing I try. My parents are octogenarians; not all that
mobile. Sister lives 1000 miles away. So whatever happens, wherever it happens, here in Austin is where I'll wade through it. I don't even have a
passport, credit card, or cellphone...
I'll quit now; I'm rambling. Us writers tend to do that. ("We writers"? oh, who cares.)