June 30, 2014 – Jupiter in Cardinal Signs and Global Earthquakes: The two graphs above show the effects of Jupiter in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn) and the number and power of earthquakes occurring 15 days before (-) and after (+) that exact event (‘0). For example, nine days before the event (-9) there were a total of nine earthquakes with a total 10X Richter Scale power of 97. The top portion of the file that these figures are calculated from is shown below. The “15” at the start of the graph title reflects the 15 days +/- exact that the graph measures (see below for a complete explanation).
I created an Excel file of all global earthquakes, greater than or equal to (>=) 6.0 magnitude. The top of the file looks like this:
The columns reflect the day, month, year, “qty eqs” (quantity of earthquakes), “Mag.” (Magnitude of the earthquake), “mag. Scale” (the Power 10X scale from the USGS), “strength scale” (the Strength 32X scale from the USGS), line number (error check), Date in MM.DD.YYYY format and “Serial Number Date” (converts MM.DD.YYYY to serial number for error checking). This file is 14,408 lines long and has every calendar day from January 1, 1973 to the present. It currently has 5,374 global earthquakes. (Note: Today it has 5,522 quakes and is 14,849 rows long).
The following was taken directly from the USGS website, to explain the difference between the ten based Richter magnitude scale and the 32 based energy scale. “The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935 by Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes. The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs. Adjustments are included for the variation in the distance between the various seismographs and the epicenter of the earthquakes. On the Richter Scale, magnitude is expressed in whole numbers and decimal fractions. For example, a magnitude 5.3 might be computed for a moderate earthquake, and a strong earthquake might be rated as magnitude 6.3. Because of the logarithmic basis of the scale, each whole number increase in magnitude represents a tenfold increase in measured amplitude; as an estimate of energy, each whole number step in the magnitude scale corresponds to the release of about 32 times more energy than the amount associated with the preceding whole number value.”
The 32X energy number is the more important figure. I usually chart the 10X number so that the relative differences between two dates is more clearly shown. Charting the 32X energy figure tends to obscure the differences in other days when there were smaller earthquakes. For example, here is a graph of the same data charted above, only using the 32X Strength scale:
We still have the peaks at -9 and -2, however, the smaller numbers are harder to read than on the 10X scale.
Back to the earthquake daily file (at the top of this post). Look at the 9th row down. This is June 4, 2012 and it shows a quantity of two, the sum of those to earthquakes magnitude was 12.8, the sum of the 10X scale was 5.56 and the sum of the 32X scale was 9.94. Using this method of computation, we can compare the relative power of quakes occurring from day to day, week to week, etc.
In the case of Jupiter in Cardinal signs, the quantity data is somewhat variable but clearly shows lows on days -11, -7, -1 and +6. The 10X power peaked on -9 and -2, i.e., nine and two days prior to the event.
Using this 14,408 line file, I can accurately rate any event; in terms of the number and strength of those earthquakes. As I accumulate data, such as the Jupiter in Cardinal signs charts; I hope to aggregate this data and predict future earthquakes. Samples greater than 30 will be used for this task. (Credits: Earthquake data – the USGS, Graph and narrative– W. G. Foster, Originally published June 15, 2012)
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