Thursday, March 22, 2012

USGS egg on face with Wisconsin earthquakes


Oh com'on Mr. USGS!  Admit you don't have a speck of monitoring there!  Your whole life is dedicated to surfing the big ones in Callie!

So when these poor people have the same booming as in New Brunswick, you don't know your seismic from a hole in the wall!

Anyway, poor people, these things happen, and are called micro-swarms.  They can happen very close to the surface in hard rock, and explode like a tea party marine!  They have never really developed into anything, and should soon go away.  I'll bet if you scratched the surface there, you would find some very high stresses right at the surface.  Great place for nuclear waste!


Harold Asmis said...

I'm thinking the physics supports rapid warming as a possible cause for the 2 places.

Peter said...

Heard a similar sort of booming going on for about 18 hours overnight near Thornbury a couple weeks ago, initially thought it was either tanks at Meaford but the duration and odd frequency's didn't seem to indicate it, and their was no ice in the bay for that to be the explanation.

Harold Asmis said...

"Lake Cannons" have been around forever. Small earthquakes or distant thunderstorms?