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Techtronic Plates, Earthquakes and Magnetic Fields

Techtronic Plates, Earthquakes and Magnetic Fields.

      Most people are aware that the moon influences the tides. The way that this works is the gravitational pull of the moon pulls the water on the planet out of shape. We all know now that the center of the earth is a magma core. This means the tectonic plates float on the surface of the core and the plates experience this same gravitational force.

      The proximity of the moon to the earth means that there is sufficient pull on the tectonic plates to in essence to keep the cosmic soup moving.

      The math says is that the distance of 2 objects and the size of the object effects the gravity (attraction) of the objects.

      If we take each of the tectonic plates as a curved square-edged shape, we can look at how they are pulled around. The plate further from the moon would be pulled on less than the closer plate if these plates formed a sphere.

      If the suns gravity is on the opposite side form the moon’s gravity, we can plot force diagrams. The forces on the different plates due to gravity can be shown to NOT be equal, based on distances and time. This difference in pull allows the plates to shift.

      A computer model would make this visualization more apparent (but has not been created at this time). For now, we must just visualize a handful of plates on the outer surface of the planet floating on the magma. These gravitation relationships do not generally slam the plates into each other, they slide along each other but for the most part, the plates are pulled apart.

      When looking at how the plates are pulled around, we must also take into account that the moon and the sun are NOT on flat (aligned) orbits to earth. Each of their orbits wobbles. The moon does not line up exactly with the sun. Thus, at different times of year and day, the moon and sun are not aligned. This is why we don’t have an eclipse every month.

      Once we realize that the sun and moon have variation in pulls on the earth, we must also think about the planets. Just because the numbers are negligible to the moon’s gravitation force, it does not mean these forces can be ignore. The truth is that these smaller gravities are more influential than we would like. The pulls the plates, and the sun torques them, but it is the other planets more stubble gravity that acts as the catalyst to moving the plates.

      Notice that Mars does not have any life on it? On Mars, there is no large satellite (like the moon). This means that the planet is not continuously being stretched and pulled. This lack of tectonic and tidal activity means that the ice on the poles does not shift around. The plates don’t move around and the core is not stretched and beaten about to maintain its fluidity. This lack of fluidity to the core means that Mars has no magnetic field and is subjected to blasts of solar radiation, sterilizing the planet.

      If we hope to terraform mars, it will be a challenge. Mars lacks the cosmic stir rod (the moon) to keep its planetary soup from becoming hard on top. It would take a large amount of mass (comet and asteroid collisions might do it) to increase the amount of surface water as well as create a moon that could stir the core.

      The nearest planets with a large enough satellite would be the moons of Jupiter. These moons are being beaten about by Jupiter’s gravity, thus keeping the soup stirred. Unfortunately, IO lacks a thick atmosphere (and is almost entirely a liquid core) and the liquid moon Europa does not have any atmosphere. Ganymede has a magnetosphere, but has such a small mass it would probably be a waste of time to terraform. Of course the other problem is that these moons are so far from the sun that they are extremely cold.


      Now let’s look at the tectonic plates. If we’ve ever looked at a compass, we know that the earth’s magnetic field has an influence on the small bit of metal. Each of the tectonic plates has ore deposits. These deposits would be pulled by the earth’s magnetic fields to torque in the magnetic field. This would basically be like putting two fingers on a page and pulling in opposite directions. These torques would individually influence the turns of the plates.

      We then have to take into account that the different planetary bodies have a magnetic fields. If those fields are added in, then there are many small forces influencing the tectonic plates. These torques on the tectonic plates from the other planetary bodies would actually increase the pull on the planet’s plates.

      The combination of multiple minute forces, in some cases, would make earthquakes more probable.


      It is important to note that as the magnet field of a different planet flows across our planet, the waves are altered because the curves and curls of these lines influence other lines. The way the lines flow across the planet would shift as the planetary surface is bent and bowed by the moons gravitational effects, as well. This chaotic conjunction of forces may account for variations in field strength across the planet at various times and locations when sampled.

      To fully plot the torques on the planet we would have to plot all of the ferrous mineral deposits as well as the subtle variations in the polar field. Then this combination of magnetic forces could be applied to the various deposits on the plates. These distances from the deposits, and the strength of the pull would give an indication of the pull and torqueing force on the plates.

      Of course, nature abhors simplicity, so we have to take into account that the plates are not square. We also have to realize that the plates are not of uniform thickness. Finally we have to accept that the different sizes of the plates would cause different strengths of motion.

      If we plot out all of the ore deposits, solar magnetic fields, a general magnet field for the core (we must assume that the liquid core of the planet has a field of its own) and the influential magnetic fields of the planets we’ve got a lot of data. This data would answer the question the geo-physics have not been able to explain: Why the magnetic field of the planet has flipped back and forth over time. It seems to me, once the plates and corresponding fields are pulled far enough to the side, the field would grow to near nothing, and then flip. Then the liquid core would slowly, but surely move to align itself. This would then cause the torques to change on the plates causing them to rotate again in the opposite direction.

      Of course, with the gravitational pulls shifting the plates and the magnetic fields torqueing them, these forces will NEVER fall into equilibrium.

      Looking at Mars, where the forces are not very strong, we can see that the forces might not be in equilibrium, but they are not strong enough to cause sufficient motion to be pulled out of alignment.

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