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Something Is Seriously Wrong – Too Many Strong Earthquakes, Scientist Says

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maandag 18 juni 2012

MessageToEagle.com – Does a supernatural seismic activity threaten our planet?

Apparently, something unknown has triggered a “terrible and global domino”, according to scientists who observe recent earthquake reports.

Seismologists recognize that what happens to the seismic activity goes beyond the level generally considered as normal.

Nothing can strike fear in the hearts of people quite like natural disasters. Among them are earthquakes, happening much more often recently.

According to a leading earthquake scientist Gheorghe Marmureanu, from Romania’s National Institute of Earth Physics the planet could be cracking up due to a series of massive quakes in just 48 hours.

Within only two days, 39 quakes occurred in the world, he says. The series started with two massive quakes in Indonesia measuring 8.6 and 8.2 on the Richter scale rapidly followed by three more only slightly smaller in Mexico within hours.

“There is no doubt that something is seriously wrong. There have been too many strong earthquakes,” said Marmureanu.

“The quakes are a surprise that cannot be easily explained by current scientific knowledge.

With the Indonesian quake for example, statistically, there should be one big earthquake in this part of Asia every 500 years.

However, since 2004, there were already three quakes with a magnitude of over 8, which is not normal,” he said.

Two killer earthquakes that struck northeastern Italy in nine days have shed light on the brutal but complex seismic forces that grip the Italian peninsula, scientists say.

“Southern Italy sits at a plate boundary. The boundary between the African plate and the Eurasian plate runs through the Mediterranean Sea just south of Italy,” Baptie said in a phone interview from Edinburgh.

“The African plate is being subducted under the European plate, so that’s why you get volcanoes like Etna and Vesuvius in southern Italy and why you get bigger earthquakes down there.

“Further north into Italy, earthquakes are still caused by that collision, but there are also more complicated things going on as well.

Earthquakes can occur in any location on the Earth but the recent earthquake in Italy surprised seismologists. Theoretically – it shouldn’t happen.

The events were odd, powerful, irregular and difficult to explain. Regarding this particular area in Italy, researchers said that these were the strongest shocks ever recorded in the country.

As estimated by the Italian scientists, the earthquake occurred only 5 km below the ground and that’s very surprising, so they begin to wonder.

From the epicenter to the boundary between the tectonic plates is quite a large distance – as much as 750 km – so it was expected that even if there was a quake, it should be much deeper. Normally, shallow crustal earthquakes occur within about 30 km of the surface.

If the shocks occurred 500 kilometers below the ground, they would not be so destructive, because the kinetic energy would have enough time to disperse. But with such a shallow phenomenon, buildings in the affected area simply can not withstand the high acceleration of the ground.

Strong earthquakes worldwide are reported almost everyday. A medium-sized and also very shallow earthquake hit Antarctic region on June 1, 2012. Its location – 1058 km (657 miles) ESE of McMurdo Station, Antarctica and 1447 km (899 miles) SSW of South Pole, Antarctica.

Tremors of magnitude estimated at 5.6 on the Richter scale had a depth of 10 kilometers. Although the earthquake was not very strong but seismic data indicate that there were no earthquakes recorded in that part of Antartica for the at least 112 years.
There have been only a few big earthquakes – including one with magnitude 8 – in the Balleny Islands on March 25, 1998, also at the depth of 9.9 km (6.2 miles).

Considering the location, the place of the incident and the earthquake itself are very puzzling for scientists.

It was followed by strong earthquakes worldwide and the long list of never ending earthquake reports goes on…

On June 7, 2012, fairly strong earthquake with a magnitude estimated at 6.2 on the Richter scale again occurred in Chile. The phenomenon occurred at 4:05 UTC and the epicenter of the quake was in central part of the cpuntry, approximately 78 kilometers from the town of Linares and 279 kilometers from the capital, Santiago de Chile.

And again, depth of shocks was very small, only 10 kilometers beneath the surface and the receding of the ocean about 40 meters was reported in areas closest to the epicenter.
As we said, the list goes on.

Did something has already triggered the so-called “domino effect” where if one of those vast tectonic plates on the earths surface moves, then this could de-stabilise another one so it moves, which affects another and so on?

Does it mean that we have to expect a supernatural seismic activity in virtually all points of the globe, which are more prone to earthquakes than others?

bron The Philosopher’s Stone



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