I started writing this some time ago and then got offtrack. …
Having the sort of mind that can discover the secrets to forecasting earthquakes has its drawbacks. Here is an example of the process at work:
The Bonin Islands and the Volcano Islands are on a ridge that extends south of Japan. The site is some 80 degrees from Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea.
Bonin Islands quake map from the USGS
Volcano Islands quake map from the USGS
I don't know where these blokes got their data for this map of ocean floors but they seem to want to copyright it.
Why you'd do that for an educational thing I can't say. Maybe I aught to ask their permission to post it. But then I wouldn't get it because I'd want to know where they got the money and the data to make it in the first place.
The "startling" occurrence of a complex Low to the east of Greenland and filling the Norwegian Sea from the 7th of March 2011, had the deepest focus over Jan Mayen Island. It just appeared overnight.
7th March 2011
I say startling because there didn't seem a reason for the set up to occur. Maybe it would help if I had access to the six hourly sequences. The spell before had an anticyclone in the Norwegian Sea. Where did that go so suddenly?
March 6th 2011
I got these charts from the "WetterZentrale fax archiv" page. If I wanted better I'd go to Exitdoor for them. But the thousands of people killed because I don't wish to, is down to the UK government not me.
(Yes folks that country that brought you Thatcherism and YUPPIES brought you this.)
With the previous severe earthquake in Bonin Islands there was an High over the UK. It disappeared with the quake. This is what happened here with the Honshu quake too. The last Bonin Islands quakes before the present series took place on the 6th (this post written on the 15 March 2011.)
When you see the standing wave that causes desolation standing where it does not belong (let the reader use wise judgement and logic) flee from the centre. Don't stop to prepare for the journey, just get the hell out of it. For as the planetary wave comes off the Atlantic and runs over to the Pacific, so shall the coming of the tribulation be.
I can't help thinking the expression "let the reader use his own understanding" -reportedly used by Jesus Christ in the above misquote, would apply to a host of different circumstances to every generation since the man spaketh.