Shake, rattle, and roll, a band called The Comets once crooned in the
1950s — and the ground, it is a’shaking and a ‘rattling and sometimes
You have those quakes in Japan. You had that quake in Ecuador. You
have seismic activity in California — of course. And also in the
Northwest. There was a small quake not far from the Mississippi River
and also not far from the epicenter for the famous 1811-1812 quakes
that roared underground not so far from St. Louis and Memphis, the
most powerful quakes thus far recorded in the forty-eight contiguous
states (yes, more powerful than the famous San Francisco disaster in
The small quake set off worries, in some circles, that the New Madrid
fault — which caused great Mississippi quakes a century ago — may be
coming to life once more.
There is quite a bit of rumbling in New Zealand. There was a small
quake north of San Francisco early Monday.
Just last week it was reported, asLive
odd phenomenon may explain why the Southeastern United States has
experienced recent earthquakes, even though the region sits snugly in
the middle of a tectonic plate and not at the edges, where all the
ground-shaking action usually happens. This seismicity — or
relatively frequent earthquakes — may be the result of areas along
the bottom of the North American tectonic plate peeling off, the
researchers said. And this peeling motion is likely to continue,
leading to more earthquakes in the future, like the 2011
magnitude-5.8 temblor that shook the nation’s capital.”
The earth’s mantle, said another publication, “is way less stable
than we thought.”
We’re not talking about the thin layer known as the crust; we’re
speaking about its thousands-of-miles-thick underpinning.
Couple that with the strange long uncanny rolling and
echoing (and rattling) sounds that so many report in their vicinities
— along with unexplained booms— and you begin to wonder if
the interlocking plates that support the surface of the planet are
set to shift in a major fashion.
Think of the earth’s mantle as like an egg with many cracks, with
pieces of the shell that could sink lower than the rest (as a shell
would into the egg white of a hard-boiled egg). Entire areas leveled?
Large lakes formed? Imagine the results. To be frank, a sudden drop
in a large section of the mantle could devastate a continent, could
in theory drain an ocean, unlikely though it may be to occur.
But somethingisastir underneath.
Volcanoes seem to be slowly waking up; also last week, geologists
reported rumblings at Mount St. Helens, indicating that its lava
chambers may be refilling.
On Sunday, the United States Geological Service noticed a swarm of
quakes at Oregon’s Mount Hood.
Alsolast week, about
California, an expert said, “The springs on the San Andreas system
have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault,
in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go.”
The San Andreas has not relived major stress caused by the movement
of tectonic plates for a hundred years. The last quake to relieve
such stress was — ironically (and for all we know, not simply
coincidentally) in 1812.
We may be ready to find out that quakes around the globe are far more
connected — and trigger one another — than seismologist know or couldknow (you simply can’t see down
there). They do believe that both the earth’s surface and interior
are in constant motion. There are “plates” down there that hold
entire regions of the world.
Meanwhile, latelast week, asUnited
Press International put it,“There’s a nine percent chance
a magnitude 9 or larger earthquake will strike the Aleutian Islands
in the next 50 years. That is the prediction offered by scientists
from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa made with the help of a newly
designed computer model. Researchers say an earthquake of that size
could send a mega-tsunami in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands.”
It is starting to seem more and more that in coming years and at the
most decades dramatic occurrences will alter the landscape in major
areas of the nation, perhaps in some areas that will be totally
surprised to have such shaking in their vicinity — and under their
homes. Stay tuned.
The prediction here is that several major quakes will strike before
the mid-point of the century, each one more intense than either New
Madrid in 1811 or the famous California quakes.
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