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Originally posted by phoenixlights321
I think we're all hoping that these aftershocks are not somehow adding more stress to the csz.
Originally posted by Perelandra
Is it just me or is it odd that we have Sandy on the east and 7.7 on the west? Right before elections, at a full moon. Near Halloween. And shortly before 12/21/12.
Originally posted by sheeplearepeople
reply to post by MonkeyFishFrog
The pattern you are referring to is nothing new. It is known as the Pacific ring of fire. The perimeter of the Pacific Ocean is the most tectonically active region on the planet. There are usually 2-300 earthquakes of magnituse 2.5 or greater in any given 7 day period. The USGS website you linked is the best place to check it out.
You can learn more about the ring of fire here:
edit on 30-10-2012 by sheeplearepeople because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by westcoast
reply to post by Trillium
Umm...no. This is the first one over a 4.0 in almost 36 hrs. And it looks to have kicked off more activity, so I would say things are picking up.
The next few hours might get interesting, I think.