PLATE TECTONICS IN ACTION

Saturday 11 February 2012 at 11:58 am. Used tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LAKE SUNAPEE 02 08 2012:  PLATE TECTONICS IN ACTION

 hopefully the loons are long gone; but I did see a few in nyc, see next email. joe

the ice plates on lake sunapee have been in action for about 6 weeks.  this is the first time in 20 years that I have observed this phenomenon in such detail.  

the ice sheet is at least a foot thick and cars have been seen on the lake.  the warm weather and rain a few weeks back flattened the surface of the lack to an ice sheet.  in fact, today (2/12/2012) folks were ice sailing at dangerous speeds near bemis point; remember a few years back when two brothers crashed into each other, killing at least one of them.
 
but,  the plates continue churn, groan, crack and occasionally produce a loud boom. I estimate the ice/snow mountains to be about 48 inches high at certain points along the rift. after applying an actuarial extrapolation to 20,000' mount mckinley, I estimate that we should have big booms, (quakes) around mckinley every 15 years or so.

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