reply to post by PuterMan
Exactly, I'm kinda tired of hearing people screaming earthquakes without looking at facts.
2012 One of the quietest years for earthquakes in over a decade. Earthquakes are like rain, sometimes we get a lot at a time, other times we don't
get any for a period of time
Originally posted by taws6
I noticed people rate the frequency of earthquakes we get by the number of posts or news headlines they read, but the truth is 2012 has been one of
the quietest years for earthquakes.
Sorry this is not a doom and gloom thread and before I read another post saying "OMG we are getting so many earthquakes lately" lets look at some
Below is a link to a chart of all 5.0-9.9 earthquakes since 2000 and it looks like in 2012 we had the least amount of 6.0-6.9 earthquakes in over a
decade. I know we still have 2 months to go, but if you annualize the 2012 6.0-6.9 earthquakes you will get 109 earthquakes, the next lowest would be
2001 with 121 earthquakes. So this make 2012 the year with the least amount of 6.0-6.9 earthquakes. As far as other magnitudes, 5.0-5.9 we are about
200 below average, the average is 1655 and we are at 1455(annualized). For magnitudes 7-9.9 were are right at average. And the combined total number
of earthquakes magnitude 5.0-9.9, average is 1819 and right now we are at 1579(annualized) so we are 240 average.
I bet if we took 20 ATS members and have them start posting new earthquake threads, people would think the we are getting a lot of earthquakes. This
is also how the MSM works, if they want the public to have a certain perception of something, they just fill the networks with that information and
people buy into it. A perfect example of this is why Romney is winning the presidential race over Ron Paul, even though Ron Paul had a lot more
intentions to help the 99%ers and Romney's main concern is the 1%ers that helped sponsor his campaign. Romney stated that he pretty much doesn't
care for 47% of the population, even though it's probably closer 99% of the population and look how far he got. I see Romney/Ryan bumper
stickers almost everyday on the cars of people who probably fall into the 47% that Romney doesn't give a crap about... this just shows you how
brainwashed people are by the MSM.
Just wanted to point out some facts.