Solar Storms and Earthquakes in Arkansas?
Can't sleep and gave up the ghost on trying as I can take a nap later today, so why not do some reading online....
A lot of interesting articles online concerning earthquakes along and near the New Madrid Fault Line that are worth reading.
Also worth noting is that in the last few hours Arkansas has had TWO ...4.0 quakes or stronger.
In fact, the world ticker on quakes is beginning to be taken up by the word ARKANSAS.
MAP 4.3 2011/02/18 08:13:35 35.271 -92.377 6.3 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.9 2011/02/18 08:03:16 26.569 143.688 10.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 2.8 2011/02/18 06:10:33 35.194 -92.378 5.0 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.0 2011/02/18 04:59:50 35.251 -92.409 5.0 ARKANSAS
MAP 5.3 2011/02/18 04:23:18 -4.665 153.140 54.1 NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 2.5 2011/02/18 04:04:35 58.769 -152.638 76.1 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 2.9 2011/02/18 02:30:13 35.280 -92.340 5.0 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.6 2011/02/18 01:21:52 26.557 143.506 10.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 2.6 2011/02/18 01:00:53 61.519 -149.846 25.2 SOUTHERN ALASKA
I mean do we need to get 5.0 earthquakes before we have some serious discussion on this in the media?
Have heard bits and pieces about gas drilling in the region. What kind of drilling? I mean a few 2.0s okay...but 2 four point quakes is nothing to shake a excuse to.. it's getting serious and not just bored storm chasers and wannabee geologists are watching.
Some doomsday types have pointed out the linkage to the bird and fish kills... that's a stretch but worth keeping in mind.
Another source of contention is the major Solar Storms this week, the strongest in 20 years. Strong Solar activity seems to affect people's moods, migraines, earthquakes, volcanoes and it makes for really beautiful Northern Lights.
(this one blames the Mississippi River for depositing too much sediment... )
Shame we don't have the ghost of Tecumseh to ask if he sees anything in the near future happening...
I don't know... but I do know that this is more than a small swarm of 2.0 quakes and something is going on beneath the Earth's surface. If there is a link between space weather or earth weather... that remains to be seen.
But, it's worth watching and if I had a chance to stay up and watch the Northern Lights then trust me I would but the only light I was watching tonight was the Magical Moon Rise Over the City of Miami...
Ps that was a FULL Moon by the way and not sure if that makes a difference or not, just noting on it's beauty and fullness.