We all don't like corporate power, but the relative impact of our
eyelash blinks on the "granite wall" of the earth's mantle is less
Why not stick with the real problems, like oil company malfeasance,
arms company thievery, or green house gas release. Be real.
>This may prove to be extremely interesting .... What to folks make of this?
>Is it possible?
>Earthquake: Coincidence or a Corporate Oil Tragedy?
>By: Andrew Limburg
>Independent Media TV
>Now I don't claim to be an expert on seismic activity, but there has
>been a series of events which led up to the 9.0 earthquake of the
>coast of Indonesia which can not be ignored. This all could be an
>enormous coincidence, but one must look at the information and choose
>for themselves whether there is anything to it.
>On November 28th, one month ago, Reuters reported that during a 3 day
>span 169 whales and dolphins beached themselves in Tasmania, an
>island of the southern coast of mainland Australia and in New
>Zealand. The cause for these beachings is not known, but Bob Brown, a
>senator in the Australian parliament, said "sound bombing" or seismic
>tests of ocean floors to test for oil and gas had been carried out
>near the sites of the Tasmanian beachings recently.
>According to Jim Cummings of the Acoustic Ecology Institute, Seismic
>surveys utilizing airguns have been taking place in mineral-rich
>areas of the world's oceans since 1968. Among the areas that have
>experienced the most intense survey activity are the North Sea, the
>Beaufort Sea (off Alaska's North Slope), and the Gulf of Mexico;
>areas around Australia and South America are also current hot-spots
>The impulses created by the release of air from arrays of up to 24
>airguns create low frequency sound waves powerful enough to penetrate
>up to 40km below the seafloor. The "source level" of these sound
>waves is generally over 200dB (and often 230dB or more), roughly
>comparable to a sound of at least 140-170dB in air.
>According to the Australian Conservation Foundation, these 200dB -
>230dB shots from the airguns are fired every few seconds, from 10
>meters below the surface, 24 hours a day, weather permitting.
>These types of tests are known to affect whales and dolphins, whose
>acute hearing and use of sonar is very sensitive.
>On December 24th there was a magnitude 8.1 earthquake more than 500
>miles southeast of Tasmania near New Zealand, with a subsequent
>aftershock 6.1 a little later in the morning that same day.
>On December 26th, the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck at the
>intersection of the Australian tectonic plate and the India tectonic
>plate. This is the devastating tragedy that we have all heard about.
>The death toll of this horrific event has reached 52,000 souls and
>continues to rise.
>On December 27th, 20 whales beached themselves 110 miles west of
>Hobart on the southern island state of Tasmania.
>What is interesting about this is that the same place where the whale
>beachings have been taking place over the last 30 days is the same
>general area where the 8.1 Australian earthquake took place, and this
>is the same area where they are doing these seismic tests. Then 2
>days after the Australian tectonic plate shifted, the 9.0 earthquake
>shook the coast of Indonesia.
>A great deal of interest and seismic testing has been taking place in
>this area, as the government of Australia has given great tax breaks
>to encourage the oil exploration.
>Many animals saved by the abilitys to pick up other signals than us.
>We will be following up on this story as more information is gathered.
Jose Morales Ph.D.