Tag: Japan earthquake
Are Comet Elenin Alignments with the Sun and Earth Triggering Major Earthquakes?
There has been a lot of speculation over whether or not alignments between comet Elenin (C/2010 X1) have resulted in major earthquakes. Including the magnitude 9.0 on March 11 2011 of the East coast of Japan and magnitude 8.8 off the coast of Chile on February 27 2010.
Some even going so far as to suggest that Elenin’s passing could result in a pole shift.
We are now getting quite close to the passing of comet Elenin so it seems quite important to try and clarify whether there is anything to this hypothesis. So I decided to create a chart of recent earthquakes along with major celestial alignments and sea level data.
Will we see significant earthquakes on 8/3/11 ? If the pattern we’ve observed so far with Elenin and earthquakes continues, then a significant earthquake (magnitude 8+) on August 3rd seems likely. And this does not bode well for events that might unfold on September 27th and 28th as the Sun, Elenin, Moon and Earth line up ahead of Elenin’s closest approach to Earth.
You can access this interactive earthquakes, tides and celestial alignments chart here: Earthquakes Tides and Alignments 2008-2012
Has the USGS LISS Service Been Suspended?
Approximately 16 hours after the massive 9.0 earthquake struck off the East Coast of Japan, the United States Geological Survey appeared to have stopped updating the world wide seismic data for their public Live Internet Seismic Server Service.
What is even more strange is they appear to be manually overwriting the data from the automated seismic server network system!
Why would they do this?
Sometimes they are a little slow at overwriting the new data with old.
Here is some of the data that was briefly on the LISS website before being deleted.
The data is from Lhasa, Tibet, China. The time stamp is GMT
Approximately 3 hours after the earthquake struck Japan.
Approximately 6 hours after the earthquake.
Approximately 12 hours after the earthquake.
Approximately 22 hours after the earthquake.
Approximately 33 hours after the earthquake.
Approximately 40 hours after the earthquake.
Approximately 58 hours after the earthquake.
Update: They have finally started publishing more recent seismographs as of midday on Monday, March 14th, MST.
These charts display the frequency of earthquakes at various magnitudes day by day for the first quarter of 2011.
The total earthquake energy each day is calculated using the Richter and Gutenberg seismic energy method. Data source is the USGS
Energy = 10^(11.8+1.5*Magnitude)
The x axis displays energy in Joules x 10^-21.
The total earthquakes on each day is based on the data from the USGS which includes earthquakes over magnitude 2.5 within the US and 3.5 worldwide.
On the following charts the yellow line represents the total earthquake energy each day, displayed as a linear value. Note that the linear values for earthquakes over magnitude 8 have been artificially reduced. This is necessary so that earthquakes of higher magnitudes will fit on the charts without completely dwarfing all other data.
The red line indicates a logarithmic value using the same Richter and Gutenberg seismic energy method. However the log value has been multiplied by a factor 100 and a value of 525 subtracted to keep it within a readable range on the chart. The log values are not intended to be read directly from the chart but are there to emphasize the fluctuations in energy released by earthquakes each day.
Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN
December 21, 2010 at 17:19 UTC
The USGS list it as a magnitude 7.4 earthquake while the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre listed it as a magnitude 7.9
Update: This earthquake has been downgraded to a magnitude 7.4
This earthquake occurred virtually on the winter solstice and just hours after the full lunar eclipse. All seismographs around the world registered massive movements for over 2 hours. Over 50 earthquakes around magnitude 5 have been recorded in this location within 12 hours of the quake.