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Saturday, December 08, 2018

On the morning of November 11, just before 9:30 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled around the world. The seismic waves began roughly 15 miles off the shores of Mayotte, a French island sandwiched between Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar. The waves buzzed across Africa, ringing sensors in Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They traversed vast oceans, humming across Chile, New Zealand, Canada, and even Hawaii nearly 11,000 miles away. These waves didn't just zip by; they rang for more than 20 minutes. And yet, it seems, no human felt them. Only one person noticed the odd signal on the U.S. Geological Survey's real-time seismogram displays. An earthquake enthusiast who uses the handle @matarikipax saw the curious zigzags and posted images of them to Twitter.





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The earth getting ready to kill it's virus.


#1 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-12-08 09:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

An update...

'Magma shift' may have caused mysterious seismic wave event

...It is the kind of mystery scientists relish. On 11 November, something stirred near the French island of Mayotte off the west coast of Madagascar and sent a rumble around the world. Travelling at 9,000mph, the deep hum hurtled past earthquake detection systems unnoticed. No one appears to have felt a thing....

Now researchers believe they have an answer. Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the University of Southampton, was on the case fast. ...

Hicks believes magma may suddenly have drained from a volcanic chamber about 10 miles under the seafloor near Mayotte, setting off the deep rumble that spread around the world. While strong enough to be picked up by sensitive seismometers, the vibrations would have been minuscule: far smaller than a millimetre. "It's something that you wouldn't perceive," he said....

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-08 09:54 PM | Reply

I'm curious if such a rapid draining has a precedence and what happens next.

For instance, the sea often pulls back before a tsunami rolls in. Is this a sign of something turbulent to come?

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-08 11:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

magma shift = earth's decrepitation, ie, flatulence.

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-12-08 11:20 PM | Reply

Oddly enough, excuse me while I shift MY magma.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-12-08 11:23 PM | Reply

Any chance we can get some new islands out of this?

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-09 01:32 AM | Reply

Any chance we can get some new islands out of this?


yes, it will be called San FranAngeles. It'll be right off the coast of nevada. Florida will cease to exist. So, you see, some changes are good.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-12-09 08:48 AM | Reply

Mother Earth is breathing heavy.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-12-09 09:31 AM | Reply

Father Time thinks this too shall pass.

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-09 09:57 AM | Reply

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