Mar

16

 What is the geophysics of thinking that more natural disasters are more likely now that the earth quake has occurred?

Kim Zussman shares:

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Rudolf Hauser writes:

Another factor to consider is the shifting of the magnetic poles. This is reportedly associated with violent swings in weather and more earthquakes and volcanic explosions. Apparently there has been a marked acceleration in the rate of shifting in the past few years. Some question whether this might be the cause of recent weather extremes and geological activity. Since such shifts occur only every half million years or so we obviously have little idea of how they progress. If this is a real reason for concern it is an issue far more immediate and important that the global warming fears.

Pitt T. Maner III writes: 

There have been suggestions of a connection with renewed (regional?) vulcanism.

The last eruption of Mt. Fuji , for instance, occurred 49 days after the previous largest earthquake in Japanese history.

Another Japanese volcano has resumed activity but cause/effect from the March 11 quake may be tenuous.

The volcano, Shinmoedake, is famous for standing in as the villain's secret rocket base in the 1967 James Bond film, "You Only Live Twice". 

Bill Rafter comments: 

Earthquakes and volcanism are simply different manifestations of the goings on of plate tectonics.

Read this article from New Sceintist: "The megaquake connection: Are huge earthquakes linked?".


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