California experienced a couple of earthquakes late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning that just happened to occur when SoCal was experiencing record summer heat all this week.
Coincidence? Maybe not. Lisa Stanley is a true believer that a rise in the temperature can trigger earthquakes…a.k.a. “Earthquake Weather.”
She’s not alone in this theory, but many also dispute this argument – including scientists.
Even according to the U.S. Geological Survey website, they say “There is no such thing as ‘earthquake weather.’ Statistically, there is an equal distribution of earthquakes in cold weather, hot weather, rainy weather, etc. Furthermore, there is no physical way that the weather could affect the forces several miles beneath the surface of the earth. The changes in barometric pressure in the atmosphere are very small compared to the forces in the crust, and the effect of the barometric pressure does not reach beneath the soil.”
Still, some aren’t convinced and believe that hot temps can set off a tremor underground.
Listen to both sides of the “Earthquake Weather” argument and tell us…do believe that the temperature can cause earthquakes?!