The Haiti Quake Epicenter Was 13 km Below The Surface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake

It is amazing that anyone with a scientific background could attempt to blame it on surface conditions. The temperature at that depth is in excess of 300C, near the base of the Earth’s crust.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/structure/crust/index.php

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12 Responses to The Haiti Quake Epicenter Was 13 km Below The Surface

  1. Tony Duncan says:

    I to find it hard to give credence to this idea

  2. Mike Davis says:

    Steven:
    See Global warming brought on by human activities warmed the earth’s crust!!!!! There is so much CO2 in the water that the seas are soon to be boiling and we will only need to walk to the beach to pick up precooked sea food!!

  3. Dave N says:

    Ah, whoops.. I was out by 2km in a comment from an earlier article. Sorry.

    • Mike Davis says:

      Less than twice the actual distance is consistent with reality. Anything from 0 to 26K would have put you in the ball park and anything over 6K would qualify you to be a climatologist! ;)
      Climatology is better than Hand grenades and Horseshoes because the closest is not always the winner. The most outrageous claim usually wins!

  4. suyts says:

    The temperature at that depth is in excess of 300C …….. No way! Al told me it was several million degrees!

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/11/18/al-gore-earths-interior-extremely-hot-several-million-degrees

    Good link. Video big Al blathering about he knows nothing about again, and some actual figures for the novice.

    • Anything is possible says:

      Al Gore has less scientific knowledge than my cat.

      She figured out that the Sun warms the Earth the first time I let her out in the garden. (:-

    • PhilJourdan says:

      suyts – I am devastated! How could my high priest – algore – have been so wrong! It was taken out of context I tell you!

      • suyts says:

        The funniest part was that he had been bloviating about geo-thermal energy uses in a book the was pandering.

        I’m sure it was well worth a read.

  5. Sundance says:

    My hypothesis is that geothermal energy sites in rich nations have caused disruption in tectonic continuity in poor nations.

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