This, is obviously propaganda. You are informed how you are supposed to think. I do not want to know everything better, but this strikes me the wrong way. Coincidence. Nothing to see here, move along. Do not listen to nefarious bloggers.What Does This Earthquake Not Signify?
As always happens after a major quake strikes near a populated area, some amount of bullshit will be spread around the Web about what it means, and what the future holds. So, let’s pre-empt a few of these rumours and nip them in the bud.
No, this isn’t a sign of the Big One, either up in the Pacific Northwest or down on California’s San Andreas Fault. Yes, on a very small scale – geologically speaking – earthquakes on one fault can trigger other faults nearby to slip and produce more earthquakes. Lucy Jones, seismologist extraordinaire at Caltech, just said as much on Twitter, but here’s the important bit she hastens to add: this only applies to faults at a distance of around 3-4 times that of the primary fault itself.
In this case, the quake could trigger other, smaller quakes in faults within a 160-kilometre (100-mile) radius. That’s it. You aren’t going to initiate any catastrophes on those more famous faults or tectonic plate boundaries.
Yes, this earthquake also took place on the so-called Ring of Fire, but Anchorage's quake isn’t a harbinger of some sort of massive “shift” or apocalyptic, Pacific Ocean-wide disaster.
The Ring of Fire refers to the horseshoe-shaped network of major tectonic boundaries around the Pacific Ocean. This is a vast and complex network, and as all the tectonic plates involved are continuously shifting around and causing each other trouble, earthquakes and volcanism will continuously take place along it. In fact, the Ring of Fire features 75 percent of the world’s volcanoes, and 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes. This 7.0 event in Alaska, then, is par for the course.
(Speaking of volcanoes, Alaska is home to plenty of active, fuming fiery mountains, sure – but this quake was purely tectonic in nature. It didn’t involve volcanic processes at all, unlike that bonkers seismic wave that emanated from the waters near Madagascar earlier on this month.)
At the same time, the distances involved with the Ring of Fire are huge, and the plate boundaries aren’t some sort of fragile house of cards. One major quake in Alaska will have zero effect on a fault across the ocean or even one elsewhere on the same continent. If another major quake occurs on the Ring of Fire in the next few days, some tabloids newspapers will attempt to sell you that there is, in fact, a connection.
You know what it’s really called? A coincidence.
Sorry, not wanting to be belligerent.Just listing what "they" are saying. Good, is the corrections!
I overheard somebody being certain this has to do with the missile defence systems being focused at worldleader gatherings.A 3.8 magnitude earthquake ocurred 32 kilometers south of Buenos Aires at 13:27:38 UTC. It's important to mention that we aren't used to have earthquakes in this area. Though I live near the affected areas (La Plata, Quilmes, Berazategui, Florencio Varela, etc) I haven't felt it even living a few minutes away from La Plata. But many people I know from those places felt it, and in fact I first heard about the earthquake from them. The funny thing about all this is that it happens on the same day that the G20 summit begins, and is taking place a little more than 32 km away from the affected areas.
Minor earthquake - Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 30, 2018
And this one is written in Spanish: Se produjo un sismo de 3.8º a 32 kilómetros al sur de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
When its rocking and rolling, Laura says "Ride 'em cowboy!", because she's American, like you.Gahhh! These aftershocks are driving me bananas! (Alaska)
To me it seems like constant rumbling. Like if the ground isn't actually moving, there's low frequency sound permeating the area. But there's plenty of shaking too.
Suspicious 0bservers made a neat connection (85%+ good predictions) between big earthquakes (7+) and celestial circumstances, big ones we have not seen for some 2 years now. But there is definitively a big heap of 5s happening now, like 5-15 each day.Quite a good animated put-together of all the worlds earthquakes measured 8.0 Richter and above, spanning the last hundred years (please ignore strange 'music'.)
It shows there is a definite increase of powerful earthquake flurries since the year 2000 mark Shaken, yes... But not stirred