East is east and west is east too and the other way around either. …
I was looking at the NEIC lists earlier today (11th March 2010) and began wondering if there is a connection with the occurrence of the regular quakes along the Aleutian Archipelago (which runs from the Kamchatka Peninsula to the Alaska Peninsula.)
The islands that run from the Philippines through Japan and Sakhalin islands to the USA form the northern arc of the "Ring or Rim of Fire. There is no equivalent of the Mid Atlantic Ridge in the Pacific. Weather that blows across the Pacific is unhindered in its connection to the earth. But it stops bang just like every other system when it reaches shore.
Hence the seismic activity in these coastal areas is much higher overall than is common on the eastern American seaboard and in Europe and Africa.
(I thought I'd better put that in now in case others claim precedence for stating the bloody obvious.)
Now back to the storm data: This lot started on the 7th.
All North American weather crosses the continent west to east, so there is nothing unusual in any severe stuff doing the same.
I dare say most of the minor western tremors can be linked to the passing of fronts over the earth's sharp edges. In these cases the severe stuff shows up on the archipelago as it leaves the continent. (I sound like I am presuming cause and effect but of course the cause for both is the behaviour of the moon. So they may be manifestations of the same process at the same times.)
So yes the link is obvious. All tornadoes return as ghosts of themselves there. The intensities of Aleutian quakes seems to mirror the NWS charts quite well:
Either I am a genius or an idiot. I am in two minds on the matter.
Drat, I forgot to add the all important FNMOC Loop: