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Chile Earthquake Triggered Icequakes In Antarctica

Unknown Lamer posted about a month ago | from the continent-vs-continent dept.

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes In 2010, a powerful magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile, rocking much of the country and producing tremor as far away as Argentina and Peru. But a new study suggests its effects were felt even farther away—in Antarctica. In the wake of the Maule temblor, the scientists found, several seismic stations on the frozen continent registered 'icequakes,' probably due to fracturing of the ice as the planet's crust shook.

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Breaking: Robin Williams Commits Suicide (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47651711)

Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported.
He was 63.
The apparent cause of death was suicide, authorities said.

Re:Breaking: Robin Williams Commits Suicide (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47651843)

It was auto-erotic asphyxiation.

Oh no..... (1)

thieh (3654731) | about a month ago | (#47651743)

Is the earth trying to beat is in making the earth itself uninhabitable?

Re:Oh no..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47653185)

No, this was caused by anthropogenic global warming.

Coming this winter to Syfy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47651763)

Icequake! starring Luke Perry and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Re:Coming this winter to Syfy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47651815)

Icequake! starring Luke Perry and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Sarah Michelle Gellar couldn't get that role.

Re:Coming this winter to Syfy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47652085)

Too few bodies, too much ice? It was all just the Atlas shrugging.

Re: Coming this winter to Syfy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47652431)

Otherwise known as Penguinado

Re:Coming this winter to Syfy! (1)

NotDrWho (3543773) | about a month ago | (#47654281)

And the tagline for the sequel "We survived the first Icequakes, but this time the ice cracked and out came the Icequake Sharks!!"

Goodnight Vietnam (3, Interesting)

turkeydance (1266624) | about a month ago | (#47651773)

so sorry

Re:Goodnight Vietnam (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47655625)

A/C (first posts) on the death of Robin Williams and gets modded down, yet this gets modded up 5? Why, because fp is A/C? Why is this not "Off Topic", or should I say "Offtopic", as some dumbfuck around here thinks it is spelled?

What the fuck, man? The mind-set on this site is fucking ridiculous.

Interesting. (2)

TapeCutter (624760) | about a month ago | (#47651839)

...but hardly surprising since it was one of the largest quakes in modern times.

Re: Interesting. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47652093)

Secondly only to that one time your mom fell out of bed.

Interesting choice of Words (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about a month ago | (#47652197)

...fracturing of the ice as the planets crust shook.

It's irresistibly obligatory.

In Anarctica, earthquakes fracture you.

And elsewhere ... no Story ... Move along (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47652575)

Another extremist pontification on the joys of glacial masturbation, however small.

No worries, just Icecrown stricking back (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47653197)

Seriously, Illidan had it coming. I'm guessing they didn't expect the blowback, though.

An explanation other than global warming? (2)

American Patent Guy (653432) | about a month ago | (#47653689)

Imagine that ... there's another explanation to Antarctic ice depletion other than global warming. Oh, and further yet, it's natural. Chilean earthquake causes ice fractures, and fractures cause movement in the ice.

Perhaps the sky isn't falling?

Re:An explanation other than global warming? (1)

gstoddart (321705) | about a month ago | (#47654019)

Perhaps the sky isn't falling?

Perhaps the reverse is true, and the already weakened ice was more affected? Perhaps Chile is geographically close to Antarctica?

When was the last time we had a magnitude 8.8 quake in Chile to compare against?

I don't think this earthquake says anything against global warming.

Unless all ice fractures in Antarctica are caused by earthquakes elsewhere, you can't say that no ice fractures in Antarctica were caused by global warming.

Re:An explanation other than global warming? (1)

American Patent Guy (653432) | about a month ago | (#47655923)

Neither can the global warming nuts say that the ice coming off of Antarctica is conclusively caused by global warming. I don't need to say that "no" ice fractures were caused by global warming.

This definitely does say something about the theories of global warming: it shows they are not at certain as their propoundents would like us to believe.

Re:An explanation other than global warming? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month ago | (#47656101)

Irrelevant. We should switch to electric vehicles and nuclear power because its cool, not because of the environment.
I am willing to accept tidal power instead of nuclear because I like the idea of extracting energy by braking the moon.

Redundant Summary (1)

DanielRavenNest (107550) | about a month ago | (#47656027)

> a powerful magnitude-8.8 earthquake

As opposed to a weak magnitude8.8 earthquake?

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