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Message Subject List of false prophets and failed predictions.
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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On this subject I will agree to disagree with you.
 Quoting: NODOOM



But some readings:
OP refers to John Moore: [link to www.2012hoax.org]

[link to geology.about.com]

For instance, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 1964 Good Friday quake in Alaska both had surface-wave magnitudes of 8.3.

Yet the Alaskan quake involved a much bigger fault and released 100 times as much energy. So when the more accurate moment magnitude scale came along, San Francisco was downgraded to 7.8, and the Alaskan quake was boosted to 9.2.

[link to www.platetectonics.com]

The Richter magnitude scale accurately reflects the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake up to aboutML6.5, but for increasingly larger earthquakes, the Richter scale progressively underestimates the actual energy release.
[link to www.elsevierdirect.com]

First, the magnitudes of the earthquakes are measured in "moment magnitude" this scale is similar to the Richter scale, but does not saturate at the high end. Basically, you need the moment magnitude scale to measure large earthquakes because the Richter scale is based on shaking of an old school seismometer and after some amount of energy release, the shaking doesn't really increase. The moment magnitude however increases steadily with total energy radiated.
[link to models.street-artists.org]

[link to www.gps.caltech.edu]
Page 2 is a ML vs Mw comparison for some EQ

 Quoting: Hydra

I said I agree to disagree with you.

There is no need to give me a lecture ffs!!
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