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Gravitaional Anomlies affecting Tectonic Plates
IDEA BY: Robert Becerra LOCATION: USA CATEGORY: Technology

ENTRY TITLE

Gravitaional Anomlies affecting Tectonic Plates
IDEA BY: Robert Becerra
LOCATION: USA
CATEGORY: Technology

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Through recent research & study of gravitational anomalies on Earth, I have concluded that these events may be the cause of tectonic movement, in other, earthquakes. With this, I hope in time there could be technological advancement in detecting such occurrences.

Through gravity, it is common that we are aware that Earths own is 9.8 m/s. Though, in time, around the world there are scientifically proven "anomalies" that occur that indeed have affects on the ocean & the many geographical structures of earths own landmasses including tectonic plates. This, proven first visually by the recent European Space agency satellite GOCE ( Gravity Field & Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer ); was used to bring new insight into ocean behavior by mapping deep structure of Earths mantle. Thus finished with its designated mission, it continued to map out gravitational anomalies until its reentry burn up in 2013. Through GOCE's mapping & recent NASA missions from GRACE (Gravity Recovery & Climate Experimenter), featured below is one primary example picture that shows various colors ranging from gravity's weaker pull (Dark Blue) & gravity's stronger pull (Dark Red). This was just one image processed within a 111 day period. Through this, seeing the map & its feature, I had connected something. Living in Southern California, we are prone to frequent earthquakes. My recent scare & look into our infamous expectation of the San Andreas Fault going led me to leave the thought in my mind. when I had come across the anomaly map, I had noticed that many regions where earths tectonic plates were located were highlighted in dark red. Concluding that, this could actually be causing these large plates to shift causing major earthquakes. If this is true, through more physical study of this, there could be a more efficient & technological way in detecting when earthquakes occur by detecting these gravitational anomalies through detectors implanted near major fault lines of plates. Thus, saving millions of lives & costs of not only here in California, but those affected by earthquakes around the world.