posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:37 PM
Originally posted by thedoctorswife
Originally posted by Char-Lee
Ok the total quakes on the map for the week now is over 400! Wow!
Char-lee, you seem to know whats what with earthquakes, i, on the other hand, am a utter ignoramus. But im sure i read somewhere that small quakes
meant a release of pressure stoping a bigger quake,. So could these cali quakes be this? Please could you explain why some people think this swarm
Thanks in advance,
as i said i am a complete dummy with quakes.
I don't know a lot myself but have been watching for a long time. The earthquake.usgs.gov...
site is my home page.
I have read that yes, small quakes can be a release, they also can be a precursor to more and larger activity.
So it could be with small quakes like rubbing two rough boards across one another and they move... giving a little but then they stick as they are
hung up, after more pressure is applied to rub them across one another one of them could suddenly give and jerk forward.
The total area of the San Andreas fault has not done anything for a long time, in a big way and is considered way over due.
Now where I live and all the way to Washington State is also way overdue for historic large quakes and that is the concern. The scientist who gave
information here in Crescent City Ca, said that IF the San Andreas is locked so long and finally slips along its whole length it could set off the
problem areas which have caused huge quakes and tsunamis along our shore or the Wa area.
We have a slid area off shore that has a history of huge slides, the displacement causing giant tsunamis here, the Gorda and Juan de Fuca plates are
small broken sections and thus small separate plates from the large Pacific plate, they are butted up to the end of the San Andreas fault.
Washington state has a similar situation but on a separate fault system that if it goes as it has in the past could send a tsunami inland to
All the areas are overdue and from what i have read they actually do not know how much one section can effect another.
Hope this is not to much a ramble!