Sunday, August 14, 2011

More drilling into a fault zone


TOKYO: An international research team is to use the deep-sea drilling vessel, Chikyu, to bore into an area where two tectonic plates meet to study the movements of the plates that caused the Japanese earthquake.

This stuff is so glamorous that they continue to do it.  Meanwhile, some of us know that any such mechanism is exposed somewhere in the earth.  Frictional heat?  Get real!  It's never been found because it can't exist.  Dry rock doesn't grind for earthquakes, it's all on fluid, like slipping in the bathtub.  But it's good press!

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