Let's get this out of the way right from the get-go. I am not a scientist. I hold no degrees. I am able to read, comprehend and decipher many things I come in contact with each day. My daily thoughts run from the mundane to the innane, and occasionally to the profane. With all that said, I would like to address something that my friends and family discuss quite often since many, or most of us, live in earthquake-prone areas.
How is it that we are told that all the earthquakes are not connected, when the underlying cause of them is the molten core of our earth?
I was just reading the newsletter from Mitch Battros today for Earth Changes TV where he asks, "What's going on with our Subterranean World?" In that article he says that he wonders if there is not some sort of domino effect around the ring of fire. I had not thought of it in that way, but it does give me something new to think about.
But back to my question. I understand the simple reasoning that not all faults are connected, but for those of us who look at the big picture and the underlying cause for things, don't you think it is just another way to keep the masses from panicking when we are told that not all quakes are related?
The fault that caused the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra has not slipped all the way. I hate to imagine what could have happened if it had. As it was, the 9.1 quake off the coast of Sumatra that ripped an 800 mile gash in the crust caused the earth to 'ring like a bell". This quake shook the whole earth's surface, and the earth was still trembling weeks later. Maybe it still is??
Currently, we have had swarms of quakes in Yellowstone Park, as well as in Hawai'i and Alaska. Is this a domino effect? Back as far as 2004 scientists were monitoring a slow quake here in WA state. Was this a precursor to the 2004 quake in the Indian Ocean?
In the mean time, Mt. St. Helen's rumbles and spews lava here in WA. Mt. Rainier has even had some quakes this month. It might be worth your time to take a look at the Smithsonian-USGS website for global volcanism to keep track of the ongoing volcanic activity and how it is driving the forces that create quakes. Our planet is still evolving and changing every moment. We can't tell the future, but we sure can keep an eye on our environment and be prepared for disasters.