No, you won’t find “huriquakes” in the O.E.D.
But it was something mentioned Saturday morning to our Peoplenomics subscribers:
- “What not many are aware of is the problem of Earthquakes that can accompany very low-pressure systems.
The Los Angeles Times mention, as long ago as 1988 that low pressure could be a driver of earthquakes: Air Patterns May Trigger Earthquakes, Scientist Says – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com).
More recently, J.D. West’s 2015 paper Earthquake Weather: Linking Seismicity to Changes in Barometric Pressure, Earth Tides, and Rainfall – NASA/ADS (harvard.edu) is worth a read.”
We’ve been noodling a bit deeper on this, since the Spidey sense was timely: Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Southern California Sunday as (hurricane) Hilary slams the region.
Let’s bust this up into aspects. We have storm/low pressure (effects of so-called “land tides”. Then we have the rain-driven factor of fault zone lubricity.
To the literature, then?
To the rainfall first: Nature World News in January of this year outlined the (possible) rain/earthquake mechanism in Pattern of Earthquakes Following Heavy Rain Raises Concern Over Possible Impending Tremors in California.
However, in a 2019 paper, Can Climate Affect Earthquakes, Or Are the Connections Shaky?, NASA divided more finely into surface weight of water and snow as a loading factor in the short-term.
That paper, in turn, points to a 2017 paper on the flip side of the rain issue: What is the relationship between drought and quakes? Sierras lost water weight, grew taller during drough,
With hurricane Hilary bearing down on SoCal, not many people are likely to remember, but it has been a long time since any rain has fallen in the Midland-Odessa, Texas area – and only 1.8 inches of precip year to date. So, when rain resumes, we could get “rewatering” changes out there.
Now, let’s scale up our thinking: What about the drought parched southern Nevada area? The good news here is Lake Mead might refill a bit…
On the low-pressure systems at the eyes of hurricanes and typhoons, the causative angle is debatable, too: Can Weather Trigger Earthquakes?
The good news (from the research perspective) is Hilary seems to be bringing a grand research period into view. The bad news? There’s no opt-out button.
With well over 100 dead, we see looming danger of having ideologs in positions of power. Letter | Misguided ‘woke’ ideology about water in Maui. Especially because people had been told to expect sirens if…
Meanwhile, the Hawaii blue state government is in full ass-covering mode, denying press requests according to some reports. Hawaii State Government Attempts Information Blackout On Maui Fire.
Oh, and let’s not lose sight of lefty-woke agendas, here: Hawaii Gov Doubles Down Efforts To Link Climate Change To Tragic Fires > Hawaii Free Press. Not just woke bureaucrats come into view…
Let’s Run Some Numbers
No doubt you saw Maui $700 aid – Joe Biden’s emergency payments slammed as ‘insulting’ Let’s see how Maui stacks up against Ukraine, shall we?
Population of Ukraine is 36.7 million people. The number of Russian speakers is about 29.59 percent. How about 32.577 million native Ukrainian speakers?
Now, how much has the U.S. spent on the war directly? $66.2 Billion is mentioned in How much U.S. spending is powering Ukraine’s defense – The Washington Post. However, that doesn’t include the estimated $6 billion the U.S. spent overthrowing the previously elected government in Ukraine some years back.
But let’s use $73 billion (which won’t include additional requested money since Aug. 10) as our proxy.
Population of Maui is about 154,800 people. Rounding off that’s $109.4 million.
We won’t mention the U.S. is spending 673 times more on Ukraine than Maui (so far). But, we will point out that $700 per capita on Maui is a lot different than Ukraine…
The math, then:
Even if everyone on Maui gets $700 in federal aid, the US per capita native Ukraine spending is about $2,240 per capita. So, Ukraine is worth (very roughly) 3-times more per person.
And they don’t even vote here.
WTF, globalist/WEF party of America?
Speaking of Woke
We keep reminding you that “equity” and “equality” are different words with different meanings, right? Well, check out the language lesson in this story: Progressive Insurance Sued Over ‘Patently Unlawful’ Racism For $25K Black-Only Business Grants.
Race – as a decision metric on anything – is racism on its face. Now, up until this point in history (since the Civil War, arguably) that has been illegal. The woke left is working to change that…
Wet Texas to Follow
It’s called disturbance AL91 and it’s moving west into the Gulf of Mexico:
Our cowardice over holding weekend short positions has paid off. Dow futures were up 130 and the S&P up 20-ish.
Heaping goobers into the spreadsheet trough it comes out looking like this:
Which looks suspiciously like “Come down to the mid-channel trend line of the larger Wave 2 trend channel, bounce up into Labor Day (if we make it that far!) and break out the underside handily around September 25th.:
This is NOT financial advice. We just toss darts into the air and if they land, we do not care. Burma something.
I’ve been telling you the Fed should be cutting, not raising (or going 2 points and really scaring people…). Someone is listening: China Cuts Key Interest Rate To Support Economy (ibtimes.com).
Slashings and Sloshing’s
Someone has come down with presumptive front-runner disease: Trump confirms won’t join this week’s Republican presidential debates. If he can’t debate, I can’t vote for him, sorry. (Which whimsically has us wondering if Trump could be elected while in jail, you know, a kind of Mein Trump moment (time to write another book?) and then pardon himself?” The mind spins, obviously off-balance from running those Ukraine numbers…) To which Minnesota Democrat pans ‘weird group of folks’ on GOP debate stage, Has he not looked at the Island of Dr. Moreau cast offs his own party fields?
Someone has a water-retention problem: Japan govt makes final plea to gain fisheries’ understanding for Fukushima plant water release. (filed under fish and shits).
Bitcoin is up to almost $26,000 and we almost expect $28,000 by Labor Day. But check out Analyst Who Called May 2021 Bear Market, Foresees New Bitcoin (BTC) ATHs. Here’s the Timeline. Spoiler: 2027 and we may all be dead by then.
And from our “Imitation is the shortest line to Profits” watch: Billy Bragg Releases “Rich Men Earning North of a Million” in Response to Oliver Anthony.
Around the Ranch: Hot?
Noticed that although the record high for us was 108 F. Sunday, the temp was only there for like 10-minutes. Then right back down to a cool 106…
I triumphed over my “stay indoors” electronics problem. A highly rated Drake 2B ham radio was saved. It was a steal on eBay at $100 bucks, but after $60 worth of parts, it’s back to being worth $225 on the used market. Given the time and research to repair, I make about as much fixing classic tube-type radios as I make writing on a per-hour basis.
Other than a routine annual Medicare wellness check,,,
“Do you feel safe at home?”
“Is Joe Biden still president? Is the border still open? Is Hunter still free? Is the Energy Dept. still planning to outlaw emergency gas generators? Is Fauci going to give back any royalty money? Are Whites and Blacks being treated exactly equally? You tell me if I should feel safe…”
Yes, I need to get out more, I suppose. But like Elaine figures, maybe it’s better we continue self-isolation for another decade.
Today is National Senior Citizen’s Day, according to this site. But, according to the lunatic writer of UrbanSurvival.com this is “Is it Really F*cking Monday, Already Day.” Yeah, bubba.
ShopTalk Sunday is here if you missed it.
Write when you get rich,