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Yowbarb

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New Topic,

Statistics: How many earthquakes now compared to any time in recorded history.

Our recorded history - that which was observed and written on by humans - which is accepted by scientists.

Scientists know of far distant cataclysms - by studying the planet.

What we will focus on is recorded history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorded_history

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Before we get into digging up the statistics on earthquakes I feel we should focus mainly on the what are considered "hard
scientific facts" since the time when earthquakes were first being observed and recorded. We will go back a reasonable length
of time....
Any time comparison is OK. For example: 
Someone can post hard evidence that the number of earthquakes rose such and such a percentage since the year 1900. Or
any given year.

The purpose of Topics like this is to give a clear idea to the Members and the general public on whether the numbers of
earthquakes are escalating. 
That is, escalating - compared to other time periods - to the point it can definitely, scientifically be called an earth change.
This may have been proven many times over, but for those who are interested let's consider this a new discussion.

OK to post opinions, but let's try to post links to sites which measure, discuss the actual hard statistics, and come to some
definite conclusions we can learn and share with others. 

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In my opinion, recorded history of Mankind goes back back many multi thousands of years but my opinion doesn't matter
so much, for the purposes of this Topic.
Modern scientists do accept the writings of a select few Ancient Greek scientists, but that's as far as they will stretch it.

Wikipedia article has recorded history going back about 4000 years. Some feel it goes much farther than that. 
> Let's focus on recorded history - hard science that no one can really dispute. < 

How long the earth has been around, how long humanoids have been here, what constitutes recorded history - these are
subjects of debate, as you all know - but this Topic is mainly for the purpose of shining a spotlight on any
measureable increase in the
numbers of earthquakes, also an increase in the numbers of high magnitude earthquakes.

Next  post a Wikipedia article on what is Recorded History, excerpts.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorded_history
Recorded history (sometimes called record history) is human history that has been written down or recorded by the use
of language. It starts in the 4th millennium BC, with the invention of writing. The period before this is known as prehistory.
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Statistics: Number of quakes now/compared to any time in recorded history
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 08:47:01 AM »
Recorded history (sometimes called record history) is human history that has been written down or recorded by the use of language. It starts in the 4th millennium BC, with the invention of writing. The period before this is known as prehistory.
Recorded history begins with the accounts of the ancient world by antiquity's own historians. Although it is important to take into account the bias of each ancient author, their accounts are the basis for our understanding of the ancient past. Some of the more notable ancient writers include: Herodotus, Thucydides, Polybius, Manetho (Greek historiography), Zuo Qiuming, Sima Qian (Chinese historiography), Livy, Sallust, Plutarch, Tacitus, Suetonius (Roman historiography).
In pre-modern societies, epic poetry, mythography, collections of legends, and religious texts were often treated as sources of historical information, and so one may see references to such writers as Homer, Vyasa, Valmiki and to such works as the Biblical Book of Exodus as historical sources; however, the authors of these texts were not concerned with determining what happened in the past, but were instead concerned with creating a cultural narrative based upon or supplementing history, and so their testimony should be used with caution.
Primary sources are firsthand written evidence of history made at the time of the event by someone who was present. They have been described as those sources closest to the origin of the information or idea under study.[1] These types of sources have been said to provide researchers with "direct, unmediated information about the object of study."[2] Secondary sources are written accounts of history based upon the evidence from primary sources. These are sources which, usually, are accounts, works, or research that analyze, assimilate, evaluate, interpret, and/or synthesize primary sources. Tertiary sources are compilations based upon primary and secondary sources.[3] These are sources which, on average, do not fall into the above two levels.
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Info from Terradata: A chart showing the increasing number of microquakes in the western USA
http://www.terracycles.com/joomla/

Also,
Solar Earthquake Evidence       
Saturday, 06 February 2010 19:58 
http://www.terracycles.com/joomla/sections/1-earth/27-solarearthquakeevidence.html

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The telling fact is that the trend of the graph is nearly a linear line upward from left to right if one were to plot the mean average along those cycles.  Something is causing dear mother Earth to shake way more than has happened ever in our recorded past.

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The telling fact is that the trend of the graph is nearly a linear line upward from left to right if one were to plot the mean average along those cycles.  Something is causing dear mother Earth to shake way more than has happened ever in our recorded past.

Take care.

Beachguy, you are right the graph shows a marked increase of this statistic. On the Terradata site there is also an article on how
the sheer volume of microquakes in an area does mean something and this points to more perils ahead for people living in these areas. In other words, it's not business as usual just because it's a one pointer especially if there are hundreds of them. That alone means something...

It may take some effort to nail down some complete over - all statistics. These statistics have probably been worked up already,
and they just need to be found. I have read that "the number of earthquakes has not increased," but there are other statistics to
be found - such as what I just found on the increase of microquakes on the west coast.

The sun is still acting up too - about to post something in "Sun Stuff."

It may be just a short while before the word is out on what object is causing these changes.
Thanks for your post.
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