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Jul 24th, 2005, 10:28 PM
Everybody remembers the earthquake in the Indian Ocean right? Well a few days later I happened to be looking on tv and them saying something about our planets core vibrating. I had forgotten about it until I heard the news of a 7.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean today. Could this be what is causing the earthquakes and what could eventually happen? Serious Posts Only Please. Thanks.
Jul 25th, 2005, 7:27 AM
Gotta link to info on the earth's core vibrating ?
Jul 25th, 2005, 2:14 PM
Yes, the Earth's magnetism is caused by its hot liquid iron core, which is the driving force of continental drift.
Jul 25th, 2005, 3:45 PM
JJ, there seems to be some mis interpretations on the core. Some say it is a nuclear reaction chamber and others say it is iron. I'm leaning towards the
nuclear gasses theory. Have you got any info? THX
Jul 25th, 2005, 10:39 PM
I know the theory your talking about, made most popular by J.M. Herndon’s publishing’s who was tech. consultant of the movie The Core.
His publishing’s like the movie, suggest that nuclear reactions could occur on or in planets and that the Earth’s core is actually a 5 mile uranium ball which works as a nuclear reactor like you said.
In the movie the reactor runs out of radioactive fuel and the magnetic field of Earth collapse’s. This Herndon says can happen anytime from 100 to 1 billion years into the future.
Regardless of the effects he claims, The evidences he’s presented to show the Earth's core is a uranium ball, don’t stand up to scientific scrutiny, like the meteorite he used as his model which shows great amounts of uranium at its equal core as compared to Earth, were uncommon containing very low amounts of oxygen.
Jul 27th, 2005, 4:33 AM
I did some research on the earthquake and how it might have affected the earth's core. While I didn't find anything along those lines, the earthquake did shorten the length of the day by about 2.68 microseconds. It also affected the earths rotation by causing it to wobble on its axis between 2.5-6 cm, and it is estimated that the entire Earth's surface moved up by about one centimeter.
Jul 27th, 2005, 5:40 PM
JJ its still un- clear if the core is actually solid or not. I think there is
a solid core with a nuclear reaction chamber (around it). Or maybe
vice - versa somehow.
Aug 5th, 2005, 11:06 PM
A five-mile ball of uranium at the core- and it doesn't reach critical mass? That's rich!
Nuclear decay does add heat to the core and mantle- but the majority of the nuclear material is probably Potassium. Uranium, Thorium and other elements certainly play a more minor role.
Aug 6th, 2005, 12:02 AM
the Ferric composition theory was recently given credence by an article I read where study of the Sun revealed that it might very well have Iron as a 'majority' element. Our Sun, the theory says, was formed around the white dwarf remnant of a previous supernova and iron is supposedly what it was mostly comprised of. this, they say, would explain why there is so much iron in the solar system (far more than our study of the great beyond would lend as an example of an average amount) and why our biology (among other things) is partially built around iron (as in hemoglobin).
so my vote is for the Earth's Core being a superdense zone of metallo-liquid iron in a crystallized fluid lattice at high temperature. or a great, big honeycombed mega-chamber where Morlocks, CHUDs, James Bond Villains and Oompa-Loompah's live in their glorious, secret world.
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