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Intraplate earthquake[edit]

I've started to add some of my earthquake contributions Zeizmic

This is junk science. How do we get rid of it? The author has no idea what plate tectonics is. (I can't wait for the discussion of dinner plate tectonics vs. salad plate tectonics). The citation of intraplate earthquakes is just an incorrect mapping. Next this author will be discussing the Pacific "ring of fire." CITE YOUR SOURCES (other than the scholars of Bob Jones U.) Rich J 02:10 5 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Um, not to be too much of a nitpick...[edit]

...but how is it possible that an earthquake in Mardid in 1812 registered on the Richter scale? (Assuming that this is the measurement given on the page...)? The Richter scale wasn't even invented until 1935, at least, according to


- Sammy —Preceding unsigned comment added by SammyJames (talkcontribs) 02:57, 24 October 2006

The Richter scale bit was an after the fact estimate based on damage and effects.
I've added some external links (from a quick Google search) for use as references for a much needed rewrite of this somewhat rambling essay. Vsmith 11:22, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

--- Um, first of all MOST earthquakes that occur are at fault lines (which is the name giving to plate boundaries, and is completely contradicted in this article). Most earthquakes ARE NOT intraplate earthquakes - in fact, they are relatively few and far between. Someone who knows something about plate techtonics really needs to rewrite this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:53, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Reverie, TN[edit]

Is it necessary to prominently include Reverie, TN (population 11) in an article about intraplate earthquakes (as a global phenomenon)? Geogene (talk) 21:33, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Globalizing the Article[edit]

I think more information should be included on the India earthquake, there was an intraplate quake in Australia back in the 1980s, and there are some intraplate seismic zone in Brazil. However, globalize because of North America's history with intraplate earthquakes--namely there have been a lot of them, and two (New Madrid series and Charleston) were big. Also, New Madrid gets a lot of play in the up. It tends to be the one global intraplate quakes are compared to. I edited today to play down obvious North American bias and removed the tag. Geogene (talk) 02:50, 1 July 2009 (UTC)


I assume intraplate earthquakes doesn't include earthquakes connected with hotspots (like Hawaii), which are, technically, intraplate. Am I right or am I wrong? (talk) 17:30, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Growing/Expanding Earth[edit]

Expanding Earth... expansion along mid-ocean ridges... continents spread further apart... continents flatten... intra-plate earthquake! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:55, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

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