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  • so many earthquakes= doom?

    If you haven't already heard a 6.9 earthquake stuck China yesturday. So far killing hundreds of people and thousands injured. My thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims and people of the nation. This had been follwed from the baja, chile, and haiti earthquakes.

    However I was reading the comments below about the story and I swear, over 3/4 of all comments were talking about 2012, or the last days, or the apocolypse. It made me think. Obviously, there is a scientific explination, the plates are shifting and causes the surrondings ones to shift also. However looking at it in a supernatural sense, I will admit, gave me (for a lighter word) the willys.

    Im just curious to see your opinions on the matter.

  • #2
    Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

    You know it is a little scary to think of all these little Natural Disasters that have been happening lately.


    • #3
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      I'm just going to buy a Winnebago to drive around in, and I think I'll be fine.


      • #4
        Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

        The earth is a very geologically active planet. There are dozens of earthquake every day. On April 7th alone there were at least 16 of 3.9 or greater. If you look at the USGS website, it shows all of the activity there actually is all over the planet.

        Earthquake Hazards Program: Recent Earthquakes - Last 8-30 Days

        Have we had a large number of big earthquakes recently? Yes, but from a statistical standpoint, it doesn't necessarily mean anything significant. Swarms happen all the time as the tectonic plates move around and pressure one place is released causes more pressure somewhere else until everything, everywhere gets back into a sort of equilibrium again.

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        • #5
          Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

          Recently everyday I joke and say, "so, where was the earthquake today?" There do seem to be a lot of problems going on recently, though. I think that there's probably something going on, something unusual. Some anomaly. We'll probably find out soon. I don't think there's any sort of apocalypse on its way, nor do I think one will occur in 2012.

          I pride myself that in May 2008 I did a report on Mayan Religion in school, and part of my research included the end of the Mayan calendar. So it was brought to my attention a lot sooner than many other people I know.

          I'm in the camp that thinks nothing big is going to happen. It's the ending of one cycle and the start of another. Same as what happens at 11:59:59 PM on December 31st, every year. Nothing happens. If anything does happen, I'm sure it will be for the better.
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          • #6
            Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

            it makes me nervous. i don't like.


            • #7
              Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

              I think all of the recent quakes are definitely a sign...of nothing. :botox: The earth has always been and always will be quite active geologically speaking, with some periods of heightened activity as well as dormant periods. I don't think it's anything to worry about.

              And if it is? And if the world is coming to an end in 2012? I guess we won't have to worry about it after that, will we?
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              • #8
                Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

                All these earthquakes mean something.
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                • #9
                  Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

                  This is also excerpted from the USGS site.

                  There's a 100 percent chance of an earthquake today. Though millions of persons may never experience an earthquake, they are very common occurrences on this planet. So today -- somewhere -- an earthquake will occur.

                  It may be so light that only sensitive instruments will perceive its motion; it may shake houses, rattle windows, and displace small objects; or it may be sufficiently strong to cause property damage, death, and injury.

                  It is estimated that about 700 shocks each year have this capability when centered in a populated area. But fortunately, most of these potentially destructive earthquakes center in unpopulated areas far from civilization.

                  Since a major portion of the world's earthquakes each year center around the rim of the Pacific Ocean (Ring of Fire), referred to by seismologists as the circum-Pacific belt, this is the most probable location for today's earthquake. But it could hit any location, because no region is entirely free of earthquakes.

                  Stating that an earthquake is going to occur today is not really "predicting earthquakes". To date, they cannot be predicted. But anyone, on any day, could make this statement and it would be true. This is because several million earthquakes occur annually; thereby, thousands occur each day, although most are too small to be located. The problem, however, is in pinpointing the area where a strong shock will center and when it will occur.

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                  • #10
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                    The so-called supernatural element means nothing to me, but the fact that there have been so many significant earhquakes as of late does concern me a bit.
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                    • #11
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                      Me scared.

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                      • #12
                        Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

                        There are hundreds of earthquakes above 6.0 that happen this year.

                        2010 Significant Earthquake and News Headlines Archive

                        Follow the toolbar at the top to see just how many earthquakes there are each year.

                        For example, Significant earthquakes in the year 2007 alone:

                        Magnitude 6.4 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA December 26, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.6 OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND December 20, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.2 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA December 19, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.7 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE December 16, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.8 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS December 09, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.4 MARTINIQUE REGION, WINDWARD ISLANDS November 29, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.6 SOLOMON ISLANDS November 27, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.5 SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA November 25, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.8 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA November 22, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.8 PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION November 16, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.7 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE November 14, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.6 NORTH OF MACQUARIE ISLAND November 10, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.2 PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS October 31, 2007
                        Magnitude 5.6 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA October 31, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.8 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA October 24, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.8 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND October 15, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.6 AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION September 30, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.4 AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION September 30, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.9 SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS September 30, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.5 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION September 28, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.5 SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS September 28, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.8 NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA September 26, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.7 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA September 20, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.9 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA September 12, 2007
                        Magnitude 8.5 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA September 12, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.8 NEAR THE WEST COAST OF COLOMBIA September 10, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.2 TAIWAN REGION September 06, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.2 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS September 02, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.4 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION August 20, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.4 SOLOMON ISLANDS August 16, 2007
                        Magnitude 8.0 NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU August 15, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.4 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA August 15, 2007
                        Magnitude 5.4 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII August 14, 2007
                        Magnitude 4.4 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA August 09, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.5 JAVA, INDONESIA August 08, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.7 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA August 02, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.2 VANUATU August 01, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.9 MOLUCCA SEA July 26, 2007
                        Magnitude 4.2 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA July 20, 2007
                        Magnitude 5.9 TANZANIA July 17, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.8 SEA OF JAPAN July 16, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.6 NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN July 16, 2007
                        Magnitude 4.3 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA July 02, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.7 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA June 28, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.7 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA June 13, 2007
                        Magnitude 5.2 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA May 09, 2007
                        Magnitude 4.5 WESTERN MONTANA May 08, 2007
                        Magnitude 8.1 SOLOMON ISLANDS April 01, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.7 NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN March 25, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.1 VANUATU March 25, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.4 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA March 06, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.5 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND January 31, 2007
                        Magnitude 6.9 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND January 30, 2007
                        Magnitude 7.5 MOLUCCA SEA January 21, 2007
                        Magnitude 8.1 EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS January 13, 2007
                        Trust me, there is nothing to be afraid of. This is all common human superstition, jumping to some end times prophecy because something goes out of balance in the world, and all the uninformed go and start quoting the bible....

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                        • #13
                          Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

                          According to my friend at CalTech, we are actually within the normal range of the number of 6+ magnitude earthquakes this year. It seems like we're having a lot more than usual, but we actually are not.
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                          • #14
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                            The world is coming to an end in 2012, and the Chinese are building massive arks to ferry the human population, but you have to be rich or be a writer with a divorced wife and two kids who go to Yellowstone and meet a raving lunatic who happens to have maps to China and meet a fat Russian, his girlfriend, and a pilot who can fly a Tu-182 sitting on the tarmac and it has to have a Bentley with voice control. Then they have to meet a kind Tibetan monk who can sneak them inside the facility.

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                            • #15
                              Re: so many earthquakes= doom?

                              people are too parnoid with these stuff.


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