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    There is also a strong correlation between the phases of the moon and strong earthquakes. And a cool urban legend story to go along with it.
    I'd have to say there are probably a lot of additional ideas and theories on what might add to the events, Ken. This information seems as plausible as I've seen or heard.

    Years ago in college I jokingly made a diagram on a black board of what my thoughts on causes of quakes using the state of California as the primary target point if you will. My thought was based more on geological with oil drilling, ground water consumption, overall weight of buildings, population, freeways, along the fault lines. As well as a variety of other factors including atomic bomb tests below ground level in Nevada, etc. etc. Of course today you could factor in fracking too. It was all done in jest back then, but one has to wonder if there are possible contributing factors........
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    As mainly an east-coaster, I don't know which plates are next to what are where fault lines are. But I saw a report that the mudslide in Oso was likely the result of a tremor a couple of weeks before. Is that along any of the same ones shaking now? And are these quakes just being mentioned because of the number or is this a cluster that's larger than usual?

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    They're just earthquakes. No man-made causes, no celestial causes, no punishment by God. They're just earthquakes, caused by the makeup of Earth and it's various plates, and gravity. There is a certain amount of outward centrifugal force cause by rotation, although I have no idea how much. It's just the world we live on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    They're just earthquakes. No man-made causes, no celestial causes, no punishment by God. They're just earthquakes, caused by the makeup of Earth and it's various plates, and gravity. There is a certain amount of outward centrifugal force cause by rotation, although I have no idea how much. It's just the world we live on.
    There is no such thing as centrifugal force - just centripetal acceleration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    As mainly an east-coaster, I don't know which plates are next to what are where fault lines are. But I saw a report that the mudslide in Oso was likely the result of a tremor a couple of weeks before. Is that along any of the same ones shaking now?
    Nope.

    And are these quakes just being mentioned because of the number or is this a cluster that's larger than usual?
    It's because of the intensity, primarily. There are small quakes all the time, most not even felt. The one last week was the largest in a while.
    It's common with a significant quake to have aftershocks, and sometimes the first quake or first several are actually foreshocks. In June of '89, we had a decent little shaker in the Santa Cruz area (I was living in Santa Cruz then), and it was not until after the big Loma Prieta quake in October of that year that it was recognized as being a foreshock.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
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    I like Ken's moon theory and suppose the gravitational effect of the moon would effect the earth's inner magma.

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    Man, its a blasted 86° out there. 2 nights ago I had a fire in the wood stove. Now I'm out there with the DR brush mower cutting the briars and sweating like a hog. All my life I've been a summertime person. But you know what?--I'd lot rather be out there in the cold with a maul than out there sweating like a pig behind the power implements.
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    In Minnesota and across the Midwest we are expecting a snow storm tomorrow and into Friday that could potentially yield 6-12 inches of fresh snow.

    Can't wait for that one. It's been a very long winter.
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    The advent of snow is a good opportunity to try and emulate this shot by Andre Kertesz, taken in Central Park in NY.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Ke...ml%3B640%3B455

    Take two shots, cut both negatives in half, flip one and join to the half of the other shot in the negative carrier and hey presto a wonderful concentric composition.
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