Sunday, June 13, 2010
APPARENTLY, NOBODY NOTICED THE EARTHQUAKE
June 13/2010 4:12 PM EST.
By : Isaac N.
Apparently there was an earthquake and nobody noticed. In Texas on the coast, just 15 miles north of Kingsville, there was a 3.9 quake, the news of which was quickly overshadowed by the deep-water Macondo blowout in the G.o.M. Local time at the epicenter Saturday, April 24, 2010 at was exactly 09:10:42 PM , at a depth of 5k, and an epicenter of 27.70N 97.84W.
There hasn't been a big one like it for a few years.
This earthquake above happened to be on the other end of the same tectonic subduction zone that these areas below happened in, which incidentally happen to be the very same area of the Horizon blowout. And the earthquake above happened 5 days after the blowout. This is possibly accounting for the fluctuating pressures they are encountering at the well-head . There is seismic movement on the planes of the sub-strata....this would also explain the recent lack of seismic data on our governments part, concerning this very relevant information. Below is quoted from an Interview with Jack Reed.
" What we do know is this: At around 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, a 5.2 magnitude quake, approximately 160 miles south of New Orleans, struck in the Gulf of Mexico. Its recorded depth was five kilometers."
Jack Reed, a retired Texaco geologist/geophysicist and something of a Don Quixote on the issue of an active tectonic plate in the Gulf of Mexico, wasn’t surprised by the quake or, for that matter, the reaction to it.
“It happened 123 miles offshore -- who cares?” he said, reflecting the media and public’s apathy rather than his own.
Reed, this time reflecting himself, has a more technical explanation.
“Simply stated, the linear Cretaceous shelf edge was the separation point of the Gulf of Mexico plate from North American plate,” he said.
According to Reed, this movement started near the end of the Early Cretaceous and, to date, the plate has moved south. The exterior salt basin was formed in the ever-widening gap between these plates by allochthonous salt pressure forced from under the moving plate into the gap.
The trailing edge of this south moving plate is undergoing tensional forces accompanied by outward and upward moving salt into the basin, Reed explained, which creates fractures (faults) along the trailing edge of the plate and these fracture lines are filled with the highly pressurized salt.
This movement, in turn, separates fault blocks from the moving plate, which are then suspended in the ever-expanding exterior basin salt mass. This action, or something very similar, is the source of 11 earthquakes that have struck the northern Gulf, according to Reed. Seven of these quakes are located along the trailing edge of the south moving plate.
“This action, or something very similar, is the source of the earthquakes that occur in the northern Gulf,” he said.
Moreover, for Reed the quake may help prove the existence of plate movement, and could be a new piece of evidence for a tectonically active Gulf.
I think there is something not being reported in the major medias....
IRIS go to my database links to get there