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Gravitational pull 'has role in quakes'

The gravitational forces responsible for high tides may also play a role in triggering major earthquakes, a study suggests.
A Japanese research team found that large earthquakes are more likely to occur at times of a full or new Moon.
This could put extra strain on geological faults that are already close to slipping, the team reports.

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Clue to earthquake lightning mystery

Mysterious lightning flashes that appear to predict earthquakes could be sparked by movements in the ground below, US scientists say.
Unidentified glowing objects were spotted moments before major quakes in China and Italy recently.

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World could see magnitude 10-quake in future, says researcher

It is possible that the world could see a quake with a magnitude of around 10, an expert has said. A researcher at Tohoku University told Japan's Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction, that the energy of such an earthquake would be 30 times greater than the magnitude 9.0 quake that hit the country's northeast on March 11, 2011.
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Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes, Stanford geophysicists say

Stanford geophysicists are well represented at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week in San Francisco. Included among the many presentations will be several studies that relate to predicting ­ and preparing for - major earthquakes in the Himalaya Mountains and the Pacific Northwest.
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Scripps Researchers Pinpoint Hot Spots as Earthquake Trigger Points

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have come a step closer to deciphering some of the basic mysteries and mechanisms behind earthquakes and how average-sized earthquakes may evolve into massive earthquakes.
In a paper published in the Aug. 30 issue of the journal Nature, Scripps scientists Kevin Brown and Yuri Fialko describe new information gleaned from laboratory experiments mimicking earthquake processes. The researchers discovered how fault zones weaken in select locations shortly after a fault reaches an earthquake tipping point.

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 Caltech Researchers Gain Greater Insight into Earthquake Cycles

For those who study earthquakes, one major challenge has been trying to understand all the physics of a fault - both during an earthquake and at times of "rest" - in order to know more about how a particular region may behave in the future. Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed the first computer model of an earthquake-producing fault segment that reproduces, in a single physical framework, the available observations of both the fault's seismic (fast) and aseismic (slow) behaviour.
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 GPS network is quick quake sensor

The US space agency Nasa is set to test a real-time network of GPS sensors that it hopes will lead to faster, more accurate earthquake analysis.
Nearly 500 sensors in the Pacific-coast states of California, Oregon and Washington will be put to use.

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Could GPS be used to predict earthquakes?

Professor Kosuke Heki of Hokkaido University in Japan believes he has found a way to predict earthquakes.
Heki analyses GPS signals by measuring the TEC, or Total Electron Content, in the upper atmosphere. Whilst measuring how the TEC was disrupted by sound waves after the Tohoku earthquake of 2011, he discovered - quite by accident - that the TEC was also disrupted in the 40 or so minutes before it.

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How animals predict earthquakes

Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur when an earthquake is about to strike.
This, scientists say, could be the cause of bizarre earthquake-associated animal behaviour.
Researchers began to investigate these chemical effects after seeing a colony of toads abandon its pond in L'Aquila, Italy in 2009 - days before a quake.
They suggest that animal behaviour could be incorporated into earthquake forecasting.

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It is not yet possible to predict the precise time of major earthquakes, but it is possible to predict generally the locations.  The US Geological Survery is the best online resource for monitoring earthquake activity around the world. Currently, there is a significant activity on the East side of the Pacific Rim.

I have a theory that may help predict the time of major earthquakes based on gravitational effects. For example, I predict that a major earthquake (between 7 and 8 on the Richter scale) will occur in the next two weeks because the Earth is crossing through the Sun's equatorial plane. Factoring in the intensity of current activity, I believe that this quake will most likely occur between Fiji and Indonesia. Repercussions may also manfiest in earthquake-ravaged Honshu, Japan.

 

Ed ~ You may not be fully aware that it has already been proven that celestial planetary movements do not trigger large earthquakes. Therefore you predictions are unsound.



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