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Four times as many monster 
earthquakes than normal
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14 Sep 07 - Here’s a great email from a reader concerning yesterday’s earthquake in Sumatra

Robert,

According to the USGS, today's 8.4 magnitude earthquake in Southern Sumatra was the fourth magnitude 8 or greater earthquake during 2007, when normally only 1 magnitude 8 earthquake would happen in any single calendar year.

From the USGS:

Sumatra Earthquake—Largest in 2007
The magnitude-8.4 earthquake that struck Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sept. 12, 2007, was the largest of four magnitude~8 earthquakes that have occurred worldwide since January. It is also the largest earthquake in Indonesia since the magnitude-8.6 "Nias" earthquake of March 2005. On average, the Earth produces about one magnitude-8 or larger earthquake per year, and about 15 to 20 magnitude-7 earthquakes per year.

http://www.usgs.gov/

2007 magnitude 8 or greater earthquakes:

8.4 magnitude, Southern Sumatra, Sept. 12
8.0 magnitude, Near the coast of Central Peru, Aug. 15
8.1 magnitude, Solomon Islands, April 1
8.1 magnitude, East of the Kuril Islands, Jan. 13

As tragic as these events are, they seem to be increasing at an alarming rate.

Regards,
Mark Kennedy

          This is a good reminder that, as I said in 
          Not by Fire but by Ice
, I expect tectonic 
          activity to increase dramatically as we 
          enter the next ice age. I fear that this is 
          just the beginning.

 

 




               

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