Did the 5 largest recent quakes show up on the HAARP magnetometer record? (No, they didn’t)

Last year, on April 10, 2011 I posted “Earthquake Machine Terrorizing the World? – re. HAARP“, and the day after, “HAARP 1.2“.  The first one I’ve been updating and expanding.  My conclusion hasn’t changed yet:  something like HAARP could artificially create earthquakes and alter the weather, yes quite possible (see above link #1), but it is also very unlikely that that is what happened or is happening.   The more I look into it, the more both parts of my conclusion strengthen.

Since it’s been shaking around the ring of fire a bit more than usual this last month, my quest for this blogpost is:  Did the largest quakes correspond with an activity spike of the Magnetometer at the HAARP facility in Alaska?

My reason is certainly not “to prove HAARP did it”, nor to suggest that this isn’t the case, I am simply curious.  That’s all.  Curious to know the truth.

The conspiracy theory continue to do the rounds, thanks to well-done sensationalistic History Channel documentaries [part 1, excerpt], for instance; or “even better”, the beginning of its part 2.

Not to digress into those tempting realms of speculation… I’ve already pointed out that the magnetometer record and the earthquake activity record don’t correlate very well (whatsoever) in both January and February 2012 (here).  How about these recent major quakes?:

Here we go.   So, the exact times to search are:

  • 8.2  on  April 11, 2012 at 10:43:09 UTC
  • 8.6 on April 11, 2012 at 08:38:37 UTC
  • 7.1 on March 25, 2012 at 22:37:06 UTC
  • 7.4 on March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
  • 6.9 on March 14, 2012 at 09:08:37 UTC

Nice, they all fit into one month!  That makes it easy, as the HAARP Fluxgate Magnetometer (http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/cgi-bin/magnetometer/gak-mag.cgi) has a month graph setting.  So, I’ll I first look at the month preceding April 12, 2012, to see if the 5 biggest quakes pop out…  and then “zoom in” to the days of big shakers.  It easy to do so on the HAARP website by adjusting the settings on the site and clicking ‘update’.  Annotations of the quake times added by me.  Here’s the month:

HAARP Fluxgate Magnetometer record for the month March 13 to April 12, 2012; with times of the 5 largest quakes in that month period added by me. CLICK Image to check the data yourself @ http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/cgi-bin/magnetometer/gak-mag.cgi (Notice the big quakes don’t correspond with the flux spikes whatsoever?)

None of the big quakes correspond (whatsoever) with the magnetometer’s spikes.  To ‘zoom in’ to the biggest of the 5, the 8.2 and 8.6 off Indonesia on April 11, 2012:

Alaska Magnetometer Record for April 11, 2012, with the times indicated for the two massive earthquakes off Indonesia. Yet another example of no correlation whatsover…

To compare to the 9.0 quake on March 11, 2011, which had the conspiracy world talking as if earthquake warfare had been unleashed (right… ), here’s a look at HAARP’s Fluxgate Magnetometer for the infamous month surrounding March 11, 2011:

HAARP Fluxgate Magnetometer, month preceding March 20, 2011, with time of 9.0 off Honshu, Japan added by me.
Interestingly, I found, is that nearly all other big spikes on the magnetometer DIDN’T correlate with major earthquake times whatsoever, leaving a damn large chance it was coincidence. How many non-matches does it take?

So, to return to the graph with 5 quakes in the month before April 12, 2012… to investigate in the other direction: I see 4 spikes that surpass the negative 500 nT (nt = nanoTesla, read about the unit of magnetic flux density, on Wikipedia HERE), which is what I’ll look into next on the USGS’s earthquake record, to see if perhaps there were an unusual series of quakes, or something… (Anything):

These are the 4 spikes on HAARP’s Flux magnetometer, in the month preceding April 12, 2012, I’ll look at next as far as earthquake activity goes… (see below)

So, #1 & #2:  By zooming in with the magnetometer, it’s easy to see that these spikes occurred on… in the afternoon of the 3/15/2012 and before noon on 3/16/2012… checking the USGS record shows no unusually strong or more than normal activity.  Here’s the zoom in:

H.A.A.R.P. Flux Magnetometer record (from Alaska, USA) for 3 days prior to March 17, 2012. Again, no correlation with big quakes.

 Same goes for #3 and #4.  (Yawn…)

  • So what does cause the spikes on the magnetometer?  Does it mean HAARP got fired up?  In some cases it can mean that, but rather often (I checked plenty to think this is the case), it’s the sun.

To pick the largest HAARP flux magnetometer swing/spike in that month, the one between 12:00 and 18:00 UCT on March 15, 2012.  Solar flare?  Through a quick Google search, I found the archived “K-index” image for March 15 2012, on ‘Fault Wisperer‘:

And thus, I make an online swing by my native country Belgium to check for any news on that geomagnetic storm event:

  • The Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC), which is the solar physics research department of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, had the following to say:  “BELGIUM Thu Mar 15 2012, 1355 UT  A jump in the magnetic field, proton temperature and bulk proton speed in the solar wind was observed by the ACE spacecraft on March 15th around 1240UT. It is too soon right now to say if this related to the fast solar wind stream linked to a geoffective coronal hole or to the arrival of the flank of the CME of March 13th.”    In any case: the sun did it.

Like every other case I’ve looked into:  The sun causes most major geomagnetic disturbances, which don’t correlate with major quakes.  And the timing of most major quakes doesn’t correspond with geomagnetic disturbances.   

‘nough said.

See, I don’t just believe any conspiracy theory that comes my way. :)  No longer buying the promoted one on global warming either, for example.

Some, however, aren’t so easily dismissed…  For a snapshot of a couple of those,
see my Conspiracy page.

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