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Originally posted by PuterMan
I really cannot be bothered to go through all this again. The so called Indo Australian plate already is two plates.
A bit more detail here
www.abovetopsecret.com...edit on 27/9/2012 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by notsoobvious
just putting this out there. the first 2 or 3 weeks of April there was a swarm of those "strange noises from the sky"wonder if they are connected to this plate ripping apart?people said it sounded like metal grinding together. interesting times indeed!
Originally posted by tauristercus
This report is the 1st that I've heard of this incredible event but apparently evidence is accumulating that the huge Indo-Australian plate has begun the process of cracking apart into 2 new and distinct plates.
YOU may not have felt it, but the whole world shuddered on 11 April, as Earth's crust began the difficult process of breaking a tectonic plate.
It would seem that 11 April was the starting point of the breakup when ...
... two huge earthquakes ripped through the floor of the Indian Ocean
These earthquakes measured 8.2 and 8.6 and were located off the coast of North Sumatra.
Also, the implication is that because of those 2 earthquakes that may have initiated the plate splitting, that many of the following aftershocks along other faults around the world were triggered as a direct response.
... they triggered large aftershocks on faults the world over, and provided the best evidence yet that the vast Indo-Australian plate is being torn in two.
In my opinion, this is mind-boggling news to digest as I've always thought of the individual continental plates as being relatively stable over millions of years and yet here we have one of the largest plates apparently in the process of breaking apart into 2 individual plates ... not in a million years time but NOW !
I wonder how having 2 smaller plates instead of one huge plate will affect the dynamics and stability of all the other plates around the world ? Surely the realignment and redistribution of stresses must mean that there will be considerably more earthquakes in total and more larger magnitude earthquakes than usual until the entire global plate system restabilizes in a new configuration status and redistributes the stress created by the breakup.
Sourceedit on 27/9/12 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)
Ok, I'll bite.
Originally posted by tauristercus
I'm just waiting for the "End of the World 21/12/12" faction to jump in and start making claims that THIS is the trigger event they've been prophesizing !
Note: sarcasm above
Originally posted by Dustytoad
Originally posted by AlphaHawk
reply to post by tauristercus
This map lays it out nicely I thought....
If that map and what they are saying is true this looks insane. They are saying half the plate is stuck pushing on the mountains above india and the other half may be breaking off, which would free it to move more easily now that the stalled chunk is less attached.
I have no clue what this would actually do. Does it put extra pressure against the plate to the north and to the east? Also could it mean new islands or a new rift with new magma coming up?