The UVS research predicates an earthquake could be triggered by the forced vortices of the mantle sphere with the precession effects of Solar System objects.
See the UVS topics on "Visualization of a subliminal precession cycle of the Earth" that illustrates a short cycle precession of the Earth, "The nested polar vortex pair" that elaborates on the paradoxical formed forced vortex pair on the Earth nested atmosphere, and "The vortically manifested planetary orbitals" that illustrates orbits are rendered by transferred vortical motion.
See a paper on "Jupiter and Io Observe Each Other" that elaborate on a moon of Jupiter undergoes tides and earthquakes on a 42-hour cycle as it orbits Jupiter, suggesting it is subjected to gravitational wringer that squeeze, stretch and release the moon in a cyclical manner.
The cognitive paradoxes that negate to render the misconception for the driver of earthquakes, was thus meticulously resolved with the underlying vortical structure and mechanism explicated.
The grounding for its epistemic theories of truth: The underlying vortical structure and mechanism of a peculiar type of rumbling earthquake as explicated with its hypothetical construct based on the UVS model, elucidated its delusional observations that render its misconceptions, mysteries, and anomalies. Thus, its cognitive paradox could be meticulously resolved, and all the related natural phenomena were then qualitatively analysed in the conceptual framework of UVS by inductive reasoning for explicating with their empirical evidence to predicate by abductive reasoning.
See the UVS topic on "Overviews of the UVS research" that elaborates on its visual grounded theory for the evaluations of natural phenomena.
The supposedly predominantly solid Earth's mantle[w] underneath the stratified crust surface, is actually an ocean of viscous medium in geological time.
Subsuming the plate tectonics[w] hypothesis, the Earth's crust[w] stratified layer formed on the lithosphere[w], is mounted on several pieces of overlapping and shifting tectonic plates overlaid on the asthenosphere[w]. When subjected to the intrinsically manifested precession effect in the Earth's mantle that causes the gradual continental drift, it would constantly cause the myriads of earthquakes around the faults.
From the UVS perspective, the tidal force[w] from a significant Solar System object or barycenter, such as the Moon or the Sun and its barycenter, would paradoxically manifest forced vortices to act on the mantle sphere of the Earth at its two pairs of focal points, which are the four focal points of two tidal bulges and two tidal depressions in a superposition.
See the UVS topic on "The nested polar vortex pair" that elaborates on the convex structure of the Earth's atmosphere is actually a concave structure, and the thus tidally formed elipsoidal-shaped atmosphere is fundamentally a spheroidal forced vortex structure.
In an arrangement of aligned Solar System objects with precession effects manifested on a tilted rotating Earth, it would render torsion force to cause vortical motions around the focal points in the intensified forced vortices of the mantle sphere.
The tectonic plates overlaid on the mantle sphere being subjected to its vortical torsion forces, would cause their movements with the transferred vortical motions of the mantle sphere.
Paradoxically, with the circumstantial evidence that could be empirically observed, it elucidates that the primary driver for such earthquakes manifested from underneath the Earth's crust, could actually be rendered by the celestial mechanism of the Solar System.
Heuristically, the combined tidal forces of the Solar System objects in their crossed alignment arrangements, would act on the mantle sphere of Earth to internally exert tension on the tectonic plates. And with the effects of a tilted rotating Earth generated at the focal points of the paradoxically formed forced vortices of the mantle sphere, these could act on the tectonic plates to cause different types of earthquakes. And under different circumstances these could cause earthquakes at the active faults[w], the intraplate earthquakes[w], or the megathrust earthquakes[w] that would trigger tsunami[w] events when occurred underneath the ocean.
And many occurrences of earthquake apparenlty were also associated with the Solar System alignment effect[uvs]; these are the circumstantial evidence[w] that some earthquakes were directly triggered by the torque-induced precession caused by their forced vortices of the mantle sphere that has manifested underneath the Earth's crust with resonated torque-free precession.
The stochastic[m] analyses of a peculiar T-junction crossed alignment[uvs] of Solar System objects with the epicenters highly correlated with earthquake events, constitutes as the strong evidence that such earthquakes were driven by the precession effects of planetary arrangements that interact with the gyrating Earth.
See a UVS paper on "The UVS case study on the barycentric drivers of the solar cycle" that illustrates how a peculiar type of planetary alignments is modulating the past solar cycles.
From the UVS perspective, an intraplate earthquake[w], could be caused by a wobbling forced vortex of the mantle sphere with precession effect to propagate seismic waves[w] that oscillates the Earth with specific resonant frequencies.
Watch video clips on "Liquid sound waves on a coffee can" that demonstrates how induced sound waves could physically form standing waves in a high viscosity medium, "Perpetual Ocean" that illustrates amazing satellite views for vortices manifested in Earth's ocean, and an interactive global wind map of the Earth with "EarthWindMap" that shows all sorts of currently manifested atmospheric vortices, the global map can also be set to ocean mode for viewing oceanic currents and manifested whirlpools.
These seismic waves strongly rumbling in the affected zones are known to be propagated spherically out from a hypocenter[w] of an earthquake, and the vibration radiating from the hypocenter is distributed in a circular manner on the Earth's crust at its epicenter[w].
The empirical observations of hypocenters at the epicenters of intraplate earthquake events, are strong evidence that suggest such earthquakes are triggered by the vortices resonated with torque-free precession induced in the mantle sphere.
.The UVS research predicates an intraplate earthquake is caused by seismic waves generated from a forced vortex of the mantle sphere with resonated torque-free precession.
From the UVS perspective, the dynamo effect[m] manifested in the wobbling forced vortex of the mantle sphere, could generate a detectable magnetic field that emanates from its hypocenter, as well as renders electric discharges. And satellite vortices manifested in the liquid iron outer core of the Earth, could cause the magnetic declination[w] of its magnetosphere.
See external links on "Extending Milankovitch Earthquakes and Eruptions" that studies the drivers for earthquakes and volcano eruptions with magnetism and orbital mechanics, "More than 600 earthquakes strike small California town in swarm around Salton Sea" that reported on the concurrently observed multiple hypocenters, and "How massive volcanoes gave Mars a makeover" that reported on a cluster of active volcanoes that had concurrently erupted.
See the UVS topics "Dual-core crater" that illustrates on how some peculiar craters could be vortically formed by manifested vortices of liquefied crust, "Tunguska event" that illustrate on how cratering events could be vortically formed, "Cometary outburst" for some illustrations of how energetic barycenters and Lagrangian points could be manifested by celestial objects in the Solar System, and "Sunspot" that illustrates how sunspots could be modulated by the barycentric arrangements of Solar System objects in their precession cycles.
~ With thanks to Graham Burnett (aka G_burnett of TOEQuest Forum) for his post #1059 that highlighted the Moon was very near to lunar perigee during the 9.0 earthquake in Japan.
Note: This UVS visual inductive resolution merely attempts to show the underlying vortical structure and mechanism that could vortically and paradoxically cause earthquakes. Despite the suggested vortical motions rendered on lithosphere by the crossed alignments of aligned Solar Sytem objects, could be illustrated as the likely drivers for causing some significant earthquakes in the after events with their stochastic analyses, lacking the necessary geological information for the structures and their actual situations underneath the crust, it has thus been conceded that earthquakes could not be absolutely predicted with all certainties in such blinded studies.
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