There was a report in the Washington Post or NY Times that a fault in the
sea floor slipped 98 feet. The largest slip that I had heard in the US
was maybe inches or a few feet. To think that humans created an earth
of this magnitude is giving more importance to the species then is due.
Daniel C. Adkins
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Subject: Earthquake/Tsunami: Coincidence or a Corporate Oil Tragedy?
This may prove to be extremely interesting .... What to folks make of this? Is it
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
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 of activity.
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
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.