Subj: Re: Asteroids Incoming
Date: 12/17/00 10:51:26 AM Pacific Standard Time
From:    (Frank Condon)

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Hi Cinde:
The magnets in the local Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Fontana Trend) area have
been slipping again since last Monday. I see a small seismic event to the
SE of Ontario. Maybe it's a part of what's affecting the field changes near
there?  Right now we've got the strangest set of harmonics in the ULF range
that I've ever detected before. They start at 10 mHz and progress upwards
in frequency with 5 mHz increments.  I wonder if they're doing some kind of
EMF weapons testing at (Coso) China Lake?
(see the attached .jpg file)

Yeah, the Garlock is just like a ticking time-bomb. When it goes the other
major faults have a chance to play catch-up with the accumulated strain
released from there. Also, this most recent event is crossing the major barrier between tectonic
and volcanic zones. Could a plume of magma be coming southward from the
Coso Range towards Ludlow, CA?

You'll notice that I've had the White Wolf fault near Tehachapi, CA on a
seismic watch since December 11, and that's adjacent to the Garlock fault zone.
I sure wish the "Earthwaves" Quake Meter page would get its act together
before we miss some important results. Maybe they could post the raw data
in a file so that I could see if there was any correlation with the
geomagnetic field changes we're seeing around here?

The asteroid that I've heard they are talking about is Near-Earth Asteroid,
4183 Cuno, which will pass by Earth on December 22nd.
So, you still have plenty of XMAS shopping time left before the suggested
impact date!


Frank Condon
Geo-Seismic Labs

At 12:48 PM 12/17/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Frank,
>Jeeze!  Monday?  And I don't have all my Christmas shopping done yet! <g>
>Well, if they wanted to scare us, this would do it.  I hope Bush has a good
>defense plan for nudging asteroids.  The article didn't mention which NEA is
>closely approaching Monday, and a quick check of my NEO links didn't reveal
>anything incoming for that soon.  Do you think the U.S. is keeping this hush
>hush to avoid some sort of panic this close to Christmas?  Another
>possibility is that the researchers are trying to drum up funding for the
>seriousness of this most important project, so they threw in that tidbit of
>"as soon as Monday," to get the benefactors attention.
>I'm watching with keen interest the recent activity in Trona on the east end
>of the Garlock Fault.  Out there in "The Zone", anything could be brewing.
>Our seismic activity lately seems to be (remotely?) connected to the
>eruptions of Popo, which has had "unprecedented" seismic activity this week.
>Subterranean magma connection?  Or is it the forces of the tail wagging the
>Take care,
>In a message dated 12/17/2000 3:07:37 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
><< HI Cinde:
>  Here's another one of those scare the heck out of us all scenarios!
>  C-what-U think and let me know.
>  Frank >>

Subj: the OWL and the ECSZ...
Date: 12/17/00 11:03:45 AM Pacific Standard Time
From:    (David Goble)

hi Kent...
i sent you the url for my far...i have not received any response...
by way of are some prefatory remarks...
leading edge tectonics...
the Olympic Wallowa Lineament (OWL) is a NW-SE trending shear zone that crosses the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia Plateau...appears in the aeromagnetic data as a co-linear set of gravity anomalies...and...represents a fundamental crust boundary...
the Seattle Fault (SF) appears as an E-W trending set of banded gravity probably an extension of the OWL...
the Devils Mountain Fault (DMF)...Darrington Fault (DAR)...Whidbey Island Fault (WIF)...are also probably extensions of the OWL...
shearing of the Pacific Plate (PP) against the North American Plate (NAP) causes induced shear and extension in the Basin & Range province...
the OWL is the northern exit zone for induced Basin & Range shear...via the San Juan Fault (SJF) the co-linear Queen Charlotte Fracture Zone (QCFZ)...
this NW directed shear is probably distributed from the OWL...along the set of faults...SF...WIF...DAR...DMF...
the Brothers Fault Zone (BFZ) is probably the central exit for induced Basin & Range shear...
the Walker Lane Belt (WLB) is probably the southern exit zone for induced Basin & Range shear...via the Tahoe-Almanor Graben (THAG) the co-linear Blanco Fracture Zone (BLFZ)...
thus...strain energy partitioned from the San Andreas Fault (SAF) to the Eastern California Shear Zone (ECSZ) near the Salton Sea due to the locked "Big Bend" section of the SAF is propagated into the Basin & Range...and exits this branch extension of the East Pacific Rise (EPR) via shear back to the main branch of the EPR...
at the present time...the ECSZ accommodates about 25% of the relative motion between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates by means of this shunt path of the bifurcated spreading center and transform system...
it is a matter of conjecture whether or not this alternate shunt system will continue to accomodate more and more of the PP-NAP relative motion...but...if the Landers and Lavic events are any seems probable that it will do so...and...California will not "fall into the ocean" as the sensational press characterized the situation...but...instead...will be surrounded by ocean...
what is not a matter of conjecture is that this strain energy shunt system exists...
look at the documentation...see for yourself...
i originally posted this on May first post on SYZYGY...
the website was posted over a year later...
epr - May 01, 1998 at 10:51:10 (128)
Two problem areas are immediately evident regarding the current tectonic setting of the North American Plate (NAP)/Pacific Plate (PP)/Farallon Plate (FP) boundaries: (1) on land, portions of the PP appear to move relative to the NAP by large and sudden displacements separated by long periods of strain energy accumulation. Presently, it appears that strain energy equivalent to approximately eight meters of restrained motion has accumulated along the Pleito Thrust section of the San Andreas system since the Fort Tejon earthquake of 1857 (an estimated Richter magnitude of eight-plus), (2) the FP is composed of exceptionally young, hot, buoyant material (especially the southern Humboldt section) and the Cascade Trench has probably been differentially locked since the Miyako/Otsuchi Tsunami of 1700 (an estimated Richter magnitude of nine). If so, strain energy equivalent to approximately twelve meters of restrained motion has accumulated along significant portions of this subduction zone. Eventually, a system that will most efficiently relieve the accumulated strain energy (the energy accumulated between the adjoining plates due to restrained motion) and accommodate movement between the PP and the NAP will probably evolve by the opening to the East Pacific Rise (EPR) and the detachment of the leading edge of the NAP from the core of the continent. The obvious choice for the specific location of the crack initiation process would be the formation of a spreading center along an axis through Bishop, California; i.e., along the long axis of the Owens Valley. Bishop is located at the head of a 120-mile long earthquake belt and is adjacent to Long Valley Caldera, which has experienced an upward deformation of nearly a meter in the past twenty years. It is proposed that further evolution of the opening process would be the formation of a spreading center along the Owens Valley axis and up through the Carson and Humboldt sinks, the Alvord Desert, Jordan Volcano, and down into the depths of Hells Canyon (the deepest gorge on the NAP at 7,900 feet).
Hells Ridge...