Armstrong Economics Blog/Nature
Re-Posted Feb 1, 2018 by Martin Armstrong
Back in the 1980s, I flew to Toronto to do an institutional session. There was an earthquake that hit. I then flew to Vancouver to do another institutional session and another earthquake hit. I then flew to Tokyo and was hit by another earthquake during the session. I then flew to Australia and joked saying this thing was following me. That night, one struck off the coast of Darwin where we were. I then flew to Aukland and was hit again. That is when I met with the Earthquake Research center. I explain what was happening and at that time they said oh no, that is just a coincidence. Several years later they call me and said they were starting to agree it was connected.
The vibrations that move through the earth with each earthquake called seismic waves are far more significant than originally thought. Today, the impact of seismic waves are being studied beyond the local region of the quake.
The water levels in wells indeed respond to the seismic waves and experience waves of expansion and contraction of the aquifer tapped by the well, This recent event in Alaska saw well in Florida impacted by the seismic wave forces even thousands of miles away from an earthquake’s epicenter.
Back in 1964 with that major thrust-quake, water level changes were reported at 716 wells in the United States, according to the USGS. We are just starting to explore the fact that complexity exists in many areas.