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To think all these earthquakes are strange??

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Mammylamb Wed 20-Sep-17 19:17:07

Recently there seems to have been a lot of earthquakes (Japan, nz, Mexico). Is it normal to get so many close together in time? (admittedly thousands of miles apart)

ZenNudist Wed 20-Sep-17 19:19:26

Between this and the hurricanes and floods and Trump squaring up to Kim Jong Il it all feels a bit 'end of days' ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Sunbitternx Wed 20-Sep-17 19:21:05

Global warming.

Caused by the West and mass consumerism.

Ozzde Wed 20-Sep-17 19:23:23

Nah I think we just hear about it more these days with Internet and 24hour news plus they make more impact because of overpopulation on earth. Hurricanes yes can be attributed to climate change but tectonic plates just shift.

EamonnWright Wed 20-Sep-17 19:24:07

Climate Change may be a factor but there has always been natural disasters.

specialsubject Wed 20-Sep-17 19:24:24

Earthquakes are not related to global warming. They are caused by geology, and one big one triggers aftershocks.

Kursk Wed 20-Sep-17 19:25:20

Everything is connected, so I expect that the earthquakes set each other off. I highly doubt its climate change.

As for the hurricanes some years we get a quiet season, others are more active.

Scottishgirl85 Wed 20-Sep-17 19:25:43

Earthquakes are not caused by global warming!! They are caused by the movement of tectonic plates and are entirely natural. There are several hundred small earthquakes a day, bigger ones a few times a month. Many go unnoticed, for example under the sea or in remote areas. It is so sad when they occur in built up areas :-(

ProverbialOuthouse Wed 20-Sep-17 19:27:02

There is a planet on a crash course with earth and the closer it gets, the more the gravitational pull effects the earth. The end certainly is nigh.

Ninjakittysmells Wed 20-Sep-17 19:31:05

Well, this is cheery grin

coconuttella Wed 20-Sep-17 19:32:18

There is a planet on a crash course with earth and the closer it gets, the more the gravitational pull effects the earth. The end certainly is nigh.

Not sure whether to grin or hmm

Ozzde Wed 20-Sep-17 19:32:34

I'm struggling to tell if some posters are being serious or taking the piss grin

ThymeLord Wed 20-Sep-17 19:33:01

I assume you're joking Proverbial? You can't possibly believe that!

ProverbialOuthouse Wed 20-Sep-17 19:33:59

Guess where I read it? ๐Ÿ˜‚

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Wed 20-Sep-17 19:34:22

There is a lot we still don't understand about earthquakes. It might be that an earthquake on one part of a tectonic plate might alter the stresses on another part triggering apparently unconnected earthquakes.

AnyFucker Wed 20-Sep-17 19:34:40

Thete have always been these natural disasters

lozzylizzy Wed 20-Sep-17 19:35:12

As @Chazs says!

metalmum15 Wed 20-Sep-17 19:35:13

Well this is cheery ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

(Heads off to preppers corner. .)

metalmum15 Wed 20-Sep-17 19:35:15

Well this is cheery ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

(Heads off to preppers corner. .)

PeaceAndLove1 Wed 20-Sep-17 19:35:32

While we're on the out there theories, what about the HAARP program.

ThymeLord Wed 20-Sep-17 19:36:34

Daily Express are loving it. They've been trying to convince people that "planet x" was coming since 2012. Still waiting....

Sunbitternx Wed 20-Sep-17 19:36:51

Natural disasters are related to the accumulation of sins committed in one area. Simple.

tehmina23 Wed 20-Sep-17 19:39:31

Mexico has had 2 large earthquakes recently, & many in the past. This is because it sits on 2 tectonic plates.

Mexico City is built on a dried up lake bed surrounded by rock - it is a city with over a million people in unsafe structures.

There is also a large volcano nearby.

So earthquakes in this region are normal & sadly deadly.
So although it's sad for the people caught up

Witchend Wed 20-Sep-17 19:41:21

In Matthew Jesus mentions earthquakes as part of the signs of the end of the world.
And wars and rumours of wars.
But don't worry too much, that's just the beginning of the end of the world, the worst is yet to come...

Thought I'd make it cheery for Ninja

We're all doomed.... doomed!

lettuceWrap Wed 20-Sep-17 19:42:01

There have always been natural disasters but a warmer climate means more energy is available to potentially make, for example, Hurricanes get bigger, faster, more damaging.

There are mechanisms by which global warming could possibly trigger more earthquakes, although that sounds odd I know.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/16/climate-change-triggers-earthquakes-tsunamis-volcanoes?CMP=ShareiOSAppp_Other

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