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... From: Catastrophist Geology Year 2 No. 2 (Dec 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents U.S. Geological Survey News Release (703) 860-7444/ Frank Forrester July 3, 1977 Earthquake Lights Earthquake lights- luminous phenomena that have been observed to occur at the time of some earthquakes- are worthy of additional scientific investigation, according to a U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, scientist John S. Derr, a geophysicist at the USGS Denver, Colo., field center, said there are difficulties in trying to explain these phenomena because very few scientists have worked on the question of earthquake lights. "The reason," he said," is simply that most reports of these lights are the personal observations of untrained observers. Nevertheless, observations have been made for many years, and the existence of earthquake lights is well established." In a recent (May-June 1977) issue of the USGS Earthquake Information Bulletin, Derr noted that the first known investigations of earthquake lights were c9rried out in the early 1930's by two Japanese seismologists, ...
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2. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 5 No 4 (1983) Home¦ Issue Contents Book Reviews When the Snakes Awake (Animals and Earthquake Prediction) by Helmut Tributsch The M.I.T. Press, 1982 This is an interdisciplinary book of great interest and relevance to catastrophists. Through his personal involvement in the Italian Friuli earthquake of 1976 Helmut Tributsch became committed to collecting an impressive array of reports of unusual phenomena occurring shortly before earthquakes. Perceiving the crying need for the development of an earthquake early warning system in the West (in order to save lives and prevent unnecessary tragedies) he was spurred on by the all too familiar hard scepticism of western science, and the knowledge that the Chinese do have a successful earthquake warning system based on an open-minded respect for the accumulated wisdom of thousands of ordinary people. Of prime concern in pre-earthquake phenomena is unusual animal behaviour, and the book abounds in interesting anecdotes which are also summed up in useful tabular form. But the author also investigates a variety of other phenomena, recorded for thousands of years and yet largely dismissed by modern ...
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... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: TABLE OF CONTENTS THE BURNING OF TROY By Alfred de Grazia Part Two: Geological Issues CHAPTER FOURTEEN ATHENS QUAKES* They left without paying their bills, but that is not why the waiters hurried after them. At 22: 53 hours of this evening of February 23, 1981 a strange deep bassoon called the patrons of Philippo's Taverna to attention, and seconds later they found themselves altogether swaying like a ballet, their faces turned on in the unique poseidonian awe of earthquake recognition, and some were jostling at the door even before the lights went out. Once outside, there were those who hurried to their children, those who walked the middle of the streets towards home, and those who stood about in the little open plateia exclaiming at the marvel of Athens' first earthquake. Several sheets of lightning played over the scene. A car drove agitatedly by the human clots on the street, bewildered, one driver shouting: "Has there been a coup?" The failed Spanish coup had been the topic of the day ...
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... sleeper" in this matter? THE JUPITER EFFECT Reviewed by ROBERT M. WOOD Distinguished Lecturer AIAA, 1975-1976 Although the title of the book implies special interest in Jupiter, this planet would seem to be merely symbolic of any planet which produces an effect on solar activity. The central thesis of the book is that the planets affect the solar activity, which affects the atmosphere of the Earth, which affects the spin rate of the Earth, which affects the stresses in the fault system of the Earth, which will trigger a large earthquake in the most unstable San Andreas Fault in California. In particular, since all of the planets will lie on the same side of the Sun in 1982, that will be the most probable year of the next big California earthquake. In spite of the fact that the postulated sequence of events described above is so poorly accepted that one reviewer1 called them "one inference piled upon another," the book does have several aspects of merit. In the first place, it is interdisciplinary in its attempt to credibly couple the literature ...
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5. Earthquake Lights And Crustal Deformation [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 16: Summer 1981 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Earthquake Lights And Crustal Deformation Hedervari supports the hypothesis that some earthquake lights, particularly those preceding strong regional quakes, are caused by the release and ignition of gases from the stressed rocks. Several curious features of earthquake lights favor this assertion: Prequake lights are regional in character corresponding to the widespread flexing of the strata. (In the 1933 Japanese quake, earthquake lights were seen along a 1000-km arc); There is no correlation between the earthquake epicenter and the location of earthquake lights. (In the 1977 Romania quake, the epicenter was east of Cluj but the earthquake lights lit up the western horizon. (Hedervari, Peter; "The Possible Correlations between Crustal Deformations Prior to Earthquakes and Earthquake Lights," Seismological Society of America, Bulletin, 71:371, 1981.) Comment. In essense, Hedervari is saying that earthquake lights often do not occur where rock stresses are greatest and that the piezoelectric ...
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... From: Catastrophist Geology Year 2 No. 1 (June 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents Flow Slips, Ocean Bottom Currents and Subaqueous Dunes Gerrit van der Lingen Sedimentation Laboratory, N.Z. Geological Survey University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand With much interest I read in your December 1976 issue the paper by Tazieff on horizontal landslides during the 1960 Chile earthquake. I would like to make some comments regarding three items mentioned in his paper. I. Horizontal displacements of material over considerable distances during earthquakes are not uncommon and have been reported in other publications. For instance Marshall (1933), who is well remembered for his 'Marshall Line' or 'Andesite Line', reported similar types of displacement caused by the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake (also known as the Napier earthquake) in New Zealand. Parts of coastal cliffs along Hawke's Bay, north of Napier, collapsed and the material moved horizontally over the shallow floor of the bay. The surface of the moved material was irregular and did not rise towards the cliff. Actually, the displaced material was thinner near ...
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7. "As Above, So Below" Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Straight-Line Phenomena [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History V:1 (Jan 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents THEORY WORKSHOP "As Above, So Below" Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Straight-Line Phenomena Robert C. Stephanos Sponsored by The Beaumont Society: Scientific Endeavours, Inc., Non-Profit, P.O. Box 26081, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128. Copyright© 1979 by Robert C. Stephanos The original paper contains 20 more pages of earthquake/volcano pathways trending NE/SW from many parts of the globe. They are available from the author at the above address at cost plus handling ($ 3.00). And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? [The Acts 19:35 Thomas Jefferson, cofounder of our Republic, evidently was skeptical the above event actually happened. He reportedly stated, according to Dachille [1977:49, "He would ...
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... the Earth are made by asteroidal meteoroids that are iron or rocky-iron in composition, mainly associated with asteroids. Very simply, the most likely scenario is that the geological effects were due to an understandable geological event- the growth of glaciers resulting from the general Earth cooling. The glacial growth took water out of the ocean areas, causing an essentially synchronous drop in sea level around the Earth. The increased glacial crustal loading on land areas and the corresponding decreased loading in the water areas resulted in crustal warping in many regions and widespread earthquake activity. Unusual geomagnetic effects also occurred. Glacial Activity Glaciers are located mostly in either the Polar regions, or at high altitudes in sub-polar regions, both in the northern and southern hemispheres. The Antarctic region is dominant with about 90% of the total glacial area, with Greenland coming in a far second with about 6%. The sub-polar regions in both the northern and southern hemispheres account for the remaining glaciers. As will be seen, these sub-polar glaciers are much more important than would be suggested by their relative size ...
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... From: Catastrophist Geology Year 1 No. 2 (Dec 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Horizontal Landslides During the 1960 Chile Earthquake Haroun Tazieff Commission Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris Introduction The 1960 Chile earthquake has had great repercussions, not only because of its magnitude and of the havock it has wrought, but also because of the lessons it has taught us about the possible role of earthquakes in geomorphology and in tectonics: landslides can move over considerable horizontal distances, whole provinces may suffer sudden elevation or subsidence, and we shall have to take into account the possibility that alpine nappes can be formed in a matter of minutes only. Also, the role of turbidity currents in shaping the circum-continental relief may have been much overrated. Since the beginning of this century, when seismographs came into use allowing to estimate earthquake magnitudes, only about 20 shocks of magnitude equal or superior to 8.5 have been registered on Earth, and none of them exceeded 8.9. The magnitude of the heaviest of a series of shocks that devastated Chile on May 22, 1960, ...
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10. The Years 763 and 687 BC [SIS C&C Review $]
... significant that for the surrounding years (for which I here give conventional dates) the Eponym List records two instances of plague (in 765 and 759) and a string of revolts (in 762, 761, 760, 759) in addition to the revolt which occurred in the year the sun was obscured. Hall commented: "For six years civil war raged, while pestilence devastated the land" [2. These events fell in the reign of Assur-dan III (772-755 BC), from whose reign we also have an earthquake record from Nineveh. The year is not preserved, but it occurred in the month Siwan, i.e. the same month in which the sun was obscured, so the two events may have occurred together. Plague, civil war, earthquake and a darkening of the sun are all symptomatic of a global catastrophe. It may be that "the earthquake in the days of Uzziah" mentioned in the Bible (Zechariah 14:5 and Amos l:l)should be dated to 763 BC, rather than to 747 as ...
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