Something that I’ve been working on for the past 2 years has been proved by professionals!
Magically, (like clockwork after I put out work on the topic), professionals have figured out that the movement of the semi-melted magma BELOW the plates in the Asthenosphere is causing earthquake unrest and tectonic activity.
Oh the irony of it all! Proved right on something VERY controversial yet again?!
Over the past 2 years I’ve had so-called “professionals” come to my videos and tell me I need to go back to school to “learn more about the inner earth”.
As it turns out, they are the ones who are going to need to “go back to school”. Or maybe just watch my videos on youtube instead, now that this is proved science.
Here is a graphic I made from last year from May of 2014 showing the movement, where it occurs, and explain WHY it causes earthquakes.
From the study:
“Plate tectonics successfully describes the surface of Earth as a mosaic of moving lithospheric plates. But it is not clear what happens at the base of the plates, the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary (LAB). The LAB has been well imaged with converted teleseismic waves1, 2, whose 10–40-kilometre wavelength controls the structural resolution. Here we use explosion-generated seismic waves (of about 0.5-kilometre wavelength) to form a high-resolution image for the base of an oceanic plate that is subducting beneath North Island, New Zealand.”
Main stream media report:
Scientists have long known that the Earth’s crust consists of at least 15 tectonic plates–continent-sized slabs of rock on the surface of the Earth that shift about to create mountains, volcanoes, and earthquake zones. But the exact mechanism by which the plates move has remained a mystery.
A new study suggests that the plates glide about on a six-mile-thick hidden channel of “soft” rock located between the base of the plates and the upper portion of the Earth’s mantle (the layer of molten rock above the planet’s core), Live Science reported.
“The idea that Earth’s surface consists of a mosaic of moving plates is a well-established scientific paradigm, but it had never been clear about what actually moves the plates around,” study co-author Dr. Tim Stern, a professor of geography, environment and earth sciences at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, said in a written statement. “To work this out requires an understanding of what happens at the bottom of a tectonic plate.”
To glimpse the underbelly of a tectonic plate, the researchers used dynamite explosions to generate seismic waves across the southern part of New Zealand’s North Island, which sits above the so-called Pacific Plate. The researchers mapped the waves as they traveled through the plate and then used the data to create what Stern called “the most detailed image yet of an oceanic tectonic plate.”
The data showed that the seismic waves slowed abruptly at the base of the plate–which suggests that they must have hit a hidden layer of jelly-like rock, Cosmos magazine reported.
The researchers hypothesize that the soft rock creates a slippery base upon which plates drift when they are pushed or pulled–though exactly what is doing the pushing or pulling is still up for debate.
According to Cosmos magazine, some scientists think that extruding magma or slowly creeping convection currents may push the plates apart. Others think that as a thick, heavy plate dives beneath a thinner plate, it pulls on the plate behind it–and the jelly-like rock found at the base of a tectonic plate may lend support to the pulling theory.
“Understanding this boundary between the base of cold, rigid tectonic plates and the underlying hot, convecting mantle underneath is central to our knowledge of plate tectonics and the very formation and evolution of our planet,” Stern said in the statement.
The study was published online Feb. 5, 2015 in the journal Nature.
Here is a video explanation of the Asthenosphere movement: