[extropy-chat] A sad day

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 03:55:01 UTC 2005

On 10/11/05, Robert J. Bradbury <bradbury at aeiveos.com> wrote:
> One also has to differentiate between "slip" faults and
> "break" faults. Very different and not always clearly
> separate. I would suggest that the lubricant approach
> would work with slip faults. It would not work with break
> faults. In (a) you are dealing with plates slipping past
> each other; in (b) you are dealing with plates running into
> each other such that the only way around is to snap one
> of the plates. Very distinct phenomena.

Suppose you stuffed a hundred tons of dynamite down a borehole in the middle
of a break fault and set it off, would that trigger the earthquake early?

- Russell
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