Friday, December 4, 2009
Fault mechanics and earthquake prediction
Don't you just love those stock photos they always use on an earthquake story?
Seismologists believe that the buildup of stress deep in the earth causes earthquakes. Monitoring such stress has proven impossible to date.
Yeah! The above statement is the new 'global warming' of seismologists. Nobody can contradict this religion, or face exile and poverty. This, of course, means there are no earthquakes here in the east, because there hasn't been any localized build-up of stress in millions of years (or more).
The model does use simple physics, which is a great step up from just wiggle-line interpreting. It says you have to build up the stress, then BAM, then nothing until it starts all over again. Good for them! I'm not arguing. I'm hiding.....