Say, What Causes Earthquakes And Are They Your Fault?

I tried to ignore the insanity of the climate cult linking the horrific Turkey earthquake with their Beliefs, and, thankfully, it was mostly just rando wackjobs on social media doing it, along with cult propagandists, like

But, good grief

Earthquakes: What causes them and is climate change involved? – explainer

Earthquakes are among the many dangerous and destructive natural disasters that can occur all over the world, and as the recent quakes that struck Turkey and Syria demonstrate, they are definitely something to be concerned about.

In the most recent earthquake disaster, over 11,000 people died, but the death toll keeps climbing days later.

It’s actually a decent article, explaining the mechanics of earthquakes, until

However, climate change can in theory have an impact on earthquakes. This is because the only real variable in earthquakes is the amount of stress on a fault line. According to NASA geophysicist Paul Lundgren, the main way this could happen is if climate change caused surface water to add to the stress on a fault.

These do happen and are known as microseismicity, tiny earthquakes with magnitudes below zero on the Richter scale that humans can’t feel.

Then there are droughts. As noted by NASA researcher Donald Argus, droughts can alter the size of mountains due to a loss of water. This could, in theory, result in a change of stress on faults. Other studies have also noted that groundwater extraction by humans during droughts can also impact stress by essentially changing the weight of the planet’s crust, which could cause changes between both sides of a fault line and could, in theory, cause an earthquake.

Then there are glaciers, which themselves move around. As glaciers move around due to climate change, these can cause glacial earthquakes. This can actually reduce earthquakes because it will reduce stress loads.

There are no glaciers anywhere near the Turkey earthquakes. There are simply massive fault lines in Turkey, being near three of the major plates: the African, Asian, and European plates, plus smaller ones. It’s similar to why Greece has a topography as it does.

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15 Responses to “Say, What Causes Earthquakes And Are They Your Fault?”

  1. H says:


    God causes earthquakes when people sin.

    God hates sin

    If that child groomer Desantis is nominated earthquakes will happen

    • CarolAnn says:

      God does hate sin and you just sinned by bearing false witness against DeSantis. Why do people like you find it necessary to try and elevate yourself by demeaning others? Even when it’s projection. Do you really believe you gain anything by lying to people and about other people? Do you think you’ll win over anyone by falsely calling someone a hateful name? Cause you won’t. Plus, you make yourself look petty and shallow.

      So knock it off and grow up.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        It was Donald J. Trump posted that DeSantis was grooming teen girls, even posting that DeSantis was an ephebophile (clear projection from Trump).

        Why do Trump supporters tolerate that behavior from him? Sinful…

        Is adultery still a sin?



        • CarolAnn says:

          It was Donald J. Trump posted that DeSantis was grooming teen girls, even posting that DeSantis was an ephebophile (clear projection from Trump).

          Maybe Trump did post that but you repeated it. It is of course unfounded and as you are constantly screaming for proof you should be ashamed perpetuating gossip without proof yourself.

          Why do Trump supporters tolerate that behavior from him? Sinful…

          Do biden supporters tolerate his lies, plagiarism, false accusations and such? Sinful too but you don’t care.

          Is adultery still a sin?



          Yep. Is treason still illegal? Election fraud? Conspiracy? Communist collaboration? Money laundering?

          Tell you what. Prosecute just one of Epstein’s clients and Hunter and we’ll believe you actually have a moral code.

  2. Jl says:

    Just when you think that they can’t come up with another stupid “climate change can cause this”, they of course do. That none of them have come true doesn’t matter…

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach et al become batshit crazy at the mention of climate change!

    The Jerusalem Times piece doesn’t attribute any earthquake and certainly not the Turkey/Syria earthquake to climate change or melting glaciers. In fact, the article suggested that melting glaciers might DECREASE earthquakes.

  4. RW says:

    A full moon was on February 5th. 12 hours later or so, the spinning earth was rocked by an earthquake in Turkey and Syria. When you are moving along at 18.5 miles per second, physics matter.

    There are over 100,000 earthquakes of magnitude 1 or more every year.

    Something has to give. The pull of the moon’s gravity has a direct effect and sometimes, there are earthquakes that are big, big time.

  5. Eat this post says:

    It is actually funny what AGW clowns want to do to the planet.

    It will take decades to transition to GREEN. Fossil fuels are used to make almost everything.

    Unless they simply want to stop producing stuff, including medical equipment and DRUGS.

    Unless they want to stop producing steel which is included in almost everything.

    Unless they want to stop getting to work unless they walk.

    Unless they want to rid the world of the internet so all these little worker BEES like Dowd and H and Hairy, which are all probably the same guy can no longer feel as if their voice matters.

    Unless they don’t want to eat any longer. I know a lot of fat girls who will be really pissed with AGW once their ice cream ceases to exist.

    But hey at least they will rid the world of all those pesky black people who live in POOR AFRICA. They will rid themselves of the WESTERN society who is so consious of saving the world so that CHINA then can have their choice of which EU country to live in and which state in the USA they want to take over.

    Meanwhile, India and the Middle East will take over the world.

    But we have been saved by DOWD. By I lost my homework, Michael Mann.

    AGW will be the death of us all, but not in the way they think. If they even think.

    I have a friend who does not watch the news and has no idea what is going on politically. She votes reliably Democrat every election. Why? I ask. They are for the little guy. OH. Right. Silly me.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Ignorance is a shackle. Facts will set you free.

      Where CO2 emissions come from: Transportation 27%, Residential and Commercial 13%, Electricity generation 25%, Industry 24%, Agriculture 11%.

      See, we don’t have to eliminate the use of fossil fuels! But we should transition away from their use where possible. No one claimed it’s easy.

      Denying global warming IS easy.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Ignorance is a shackle.

        Rimjob would know.

        Bwaha! Lolgf

  6. James Lewis says:

    Dear Elwood:

    “Where CO2 emissions come from: Transportation 27%, Residential and Commercial 13%, Electricity generation 25%, Industry 24%, Agriculture 11%.”

    From your source.

    “This annual report estimates the total national greenhouse gas emissions and removals associated with human activities across the United States.”


    Get my point???

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Yes, we get your point, but we doubt that it’s the one you imagine you’re making.

      By all means supply more reliable data. Thank you.

      Why are the emissions attributed to cars and trucks estimated? We certainly do not measure the CO2 emissions from every car and truck! On the other hand, we have a good idea of how much gasoline is sold. Sure, some of that gasoline is used in lawn mowers, chain saws and boats but most is used to fuel cars and trucks. It’s also known that for every gallon of gasoline burned some 20 lbs of CO2 is emitted (and some water vapor). The rest is arithmetic.

      Note too that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is measured and is increasing.

      Just because everything is not known doesn’t mean that nothing is known.

      • James Lewis says:

        Dear Elwood:

        No, you estimate how many vehicles are driven for how many miles that are driven by vehicles that you estimate how much fuel they burn.

        Based on these you want to radically alter western civilization and keep third world countries in the third world.

        Stupid is as stupid does

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          No! Bad con! Bad con!

          You’re spreading misinformation. Stupid is as stupid does.

          Global warming will continue to radically alter human civilizations. We were all too lazy and greedy 4 decades ago to start what we needed to prevent this.

          Atmospheric CO2 has increased 50% in the past century – to the highest level in at least a million years. Of course, this is an “estimate”.

          At 20 miles/gallon, every 2 thousand miles driven adds a ton of CO2 to the atmosphere.

          • James Lewis says:

            Dear Elwood:

            History shows us that everything is better during a warming cycle.

            Here’s to more global warming!

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