The Modern Survival Blog has made an interesting observation; it seems like the one of the earth’s seven major tectonic plates are moving! As we have pointed out separately – both here at the Econotwist’s and at MSB – something strange is going on deep down in the planet’s lithosphere. One thing seems clear; there are major forces at work.
“Just seven hours after the 6.7 earthquake, a magnitude 6.9 struck at New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, some 4,600 miles away on the other side of the “Pacific Ring Of Fire” – the Pacific tectonic plate.”
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As the graphic above illustrates; it seems like one of the tectonic plates that covers the planet is about to make a move. A record numbers of earthquakes have been recorded this year, and some of them unusual strong. At the Modern Survival Blog they’ve started chartering the earthquakes. The pattern it shows, is stunning!
What’s going on at the Pacific tectonic plate?
The Modern Survival Blog has looked at the number of earthquakes in the region of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, going back about a month, and writes:
“It looks like on average there has been about one relatively small earthquake every three days, more or less, with the occasional two earthquakes in a day. That is until 18-July when a strong magnitude 6.7 struck the region. Since then there have been many numerous after shocks, many of which are impressive in magnitude, as high as 5.8 as of this post.”
“What makes this even more interesting is that just seven hours after the 6.7 earthquake, a magnitude 6.9 struck at NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, some 4,600 miles away on the other side of the ‘Pacific Ring Of Fire’, the Pacific tectonic plate. Then, just 31 minutes later, boom, a magnitude 7.3 struck at nearly the same location. Wow, there are serious forces at work here.”
The blogger have plotted the location of the earthquakes, illustrating the distance between them while also showing the direction of movement of the Pacific tectonic plate. It seems like one side popping in Alaska may have stressed the other side such that it also needed to move in New Guinea.
It may be coincidence, the MSB continues. “But something tells me otherwise…”
“Does it feel like to you that there has been increasing earth movements lately? It does to me. I’ve previously reported on the statistics of magnitude 5.0 and higher with regards to historical occurrences, and the frequency of occurrence is definitely up so far this year, 2010. We will see how the rest of the year averages out, while I expect to do a new analysis during early August.”
Here at the Econotwist’s Blog, I’ve separately made many similar observations, and also raised questions about what might be going on.
Specially the story about the many rare deep water fish that’s been surfacing lately, is an interesting related piece.
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