--------I found myself comparing the major quake (1:48) and subsequent aftershocks to the discharging of an acrylic Lichtenberg figure:
http://link.brightcove.com/services/pla ... 1419758473
http://www.earthquakeprediction.gr/Main ... -p1-22.pdf
Extremely speculative, but Fran DeAquino points to ELF waves as a possible source of earthquakes:
http://www.frandeaquino.org/TOE.pdf on page 28.
Sound Waves Can Trigger Earthquake Aftershocks
Jan. 3, 2008 — Using a novel device that simulates earthquakes in a laboratory setting, a Los Alamos researcher and his colleagues have shown that seismic waves--the sounds radiated from earthquakes--can induce earthquake aftershocks, often long after a quake has subsided.
The research provides insight into how earthquakes may be triggered and how they recur.Stresses on the photoelastic granules in the photo show up as brighter colors, with red showing the regions of highest stress. When forces are applied to granules beneath a plate in the earthquake machine, stresses propagate through the granules, creating "force chains," like the tracks of red visible in the image. (Credit: Bob Behringer)
In a letter appearing in Nature, Los Alamos researcher Paul Johnson and colleagues Heather Savage, Mike Knuth, Joan Gomberg, and Chris Marone show how wave energy can be stored in certain types of granular materials--like the type found along certain fault lines across the globe--and how this stored energy can suddenly be released as an earthquake when hit by relatively small seismic waves far beyond the traditional "aftershock zone" of a main quake.
Perhaps most surprising, researchers have found that the release of energy can occur minutes, hours, or even days after the sound waves pass; the cause of the delay remains a tantalizing mystery.
Earthquakes happen when the Earth's crust slips along cracks, known as faults. Major faults can be found at the junction of independently moving masses of crust and mantle, known as tectonic plates.
Each earthquake releases seismic waves--vibrations at the cusp, or below the range of human hearing--that travel through the Earth. These waves can trigger aftershocks in a zone several to tens of miles away from the radiating main earthquake, known as a "mainshock." Most aftershocks usually occur within hours to days after the mainshock.
Researchers often have assumed that seismic waves beyond the immediate aftershock zone were too weak to trigger aftershocks. However, Gomberg and others have proven that seismic activity sometimes increases at least thousands of miles away after an earthquake.
"At these farther distances, earthquake triggering doesn't happen all the time," said Johnson. "The question always was why? What was going on in certain regions that lead to triggering? The challenge was whether we could go into the laboratory and mimic the conditions that go on inside the Earth and find out."
The answer to the challenge lay at Pennsylvania State University, where Marone had developed an apparatus that mimics earthquakes by pressing plates atop a layer of tiny glass beads. When enough energy is applied to the plates, they slip, like tectonic plates above the mantle.
Johnson wondered whether sound waves could induce earthquakes in such a system. His colleagues originally believed sound would have no effect.
Much to their surprise, the earthquake machine revealed that when sound waves were applied for a short period just before the quake, they could induce smaller quakes, or, in some instances, delay the occurrence of the next major one. The sound waves seemed to affect earthquake behavior for as many as 10 earthquake events after they were applied.
More surprising still, the team found that the granular beads could store a "memory" even after the system had undergone a quake and the beads had rearranged themselves.
"The memory part is the most puzzling," Johnson said, "because during an earthquake there is so much energy being released and the event is so violent that you have to wonder, why doesn't the system reset itself?"
The research has helped confirm that earthquakes are periodic events and that sound can disrupt them.
But catastrophic events in other granular media--such as avalanches or the sudden collapse of sand dunes--could help provide clues into the physics of earthquakes, and could help Johnson and his colleagues begin to unravel the mystery of stored memory in granular systems.
"What we've created in the laboratory has provided the basis for an understanding of dynamic triggering of earthquakes, something that has mystified people for years," said Johnson.
Other institutions besides Los Alamos National Laboratory involved in the research include Penn State, the University of California-Santa Cruz, the University of Wisconsin, the United States Geological Survey, and University of Washington
From: john x [mailto:jxyd2001@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 6:39 AM
Subject: [intalek] ELF ENERGY-AQUINO-EARTHQUAKES.I think you must reaf this..
Here in Greece since 1980, began a discover about the prediction in
earthquakes with date and time ( this is not a joke, be careful I know
very well what I am writing. ).This discover relates with the electrical
signals where are generated by the great pressure between the
lithosferes of the inner earth.Two different teams, today are working on this
project.The one team with header of the Project Dr.Thanassoulas (
Geophysicist ) has today as he maintains the keys to the prediction of the
earthquakes.I do not want to make you suffer from my words about this
project and for this I will give you in the end of this letter the link to
read about this amazing project.The reason of this e-mail is, there is
a great correlation about Aquino's ELF and Gravity Shielding ( I can
consider that as a Gravitational anomaly of the matter and this is for a
specific purpose ) and the effects related with earthquakes, according
to my point of view.Specifically Dr.Thanassoulas has made a map with
black dots, which represent all the Gravitational anomalies in the whole
area of Greece.And the strange and very exciting thing is, that all the
earthquakes appeared in the past and present on these dots and they
cannot appear anywhere else on the map, but just on these dots.
Now we come to the hot piece of this subject.The electrical signals
called V.A.N ( from the Initial of the Discoverers ) are generated from
the effect of piezoelectricity in the rocks with quartz
incredients.These signals has been replicated in laboratory in early '80s.This is the
one view of the generation of the signals.Also it is a fact that these
signals are in the range of 0-2Hz.And to detect these signals you need
to make a capacitor with long plates plunged down 30 meters at least
from the surface of the earth.Because of the large masses and the violent
fact of an earthquake, which releases an enormous amount of Energy, I
can make the following thoughts.Dr.Aquino creates this coherence in my
mind:ELF WAVES-HIGH PERMEABILITY MASSES-ABSORPTION OF ENERGY BY
THEM-CHANGE OF THE GRAVITATIONAL MASS ( GRAVITANIONAL ANOMALY )-GRAVITY
SHIELDING.And Dr.Thanassoulas makes this coherence in my mind:BIG
MASSES-MOVEMENT OF THEM ON THE LIGUID IRON OF THE CORE OF OUR
PLANET-COLLISION-RELEASING OF ENERGY-RELEASING ELF ENERGY ( If we supposed that these
signals of 0-2Hz are induced to the plates of the Capacitor as I sent before,
which that means that the plates act as an antenna )-APPEARANCE OF THE
EARTHQUAKE EXACTLY IN A PLACE WITH A GRAVITATIONAL ANOMALY.What is the
common between this two coherences?In Dr.Thanassoulas effects looks
like we have the opposite phenomenon of Dr.Aquino.That means for Dr.Aquino
from ELF ENERGY, we go to the GRAVITATIONAL ANOMALY OF MASS an for
Dr.Thanassoulas from the GRAVITATIONAL ANOMALY OF MASS, we go to the
release of ELF ENERGY.I think you can understand the coherence.
These are my thoughts about the two similar phenomena.I know very well
from the Internet at least for Dr.Aquino's effect there has not been a
replication yet from other experimenters.And more I think that these
thoughts of me maybe are some small evidence for the hunt of truth of
the Aquino's Theory.If anybody has made some thoughts about the above, I
would like to read about them.The link for the earthquake prediction
and the page of Dr.Thanassoulas is the follow:
Forgive me again for my English.
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheR ... essage/165