15 years ago, the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami occurred on the 26th of December, 2004 with the epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. 230,000 people died. The shock had a moment magnitude of 9.1–9.3.
Barely 30 hours later, a strong Gamma ray burst from space arrived at Earth, changed the Schumann resonance and lowered its frequencies. [i]
Since we know that earthquakes can be influenced by space weather, this is an extraordinary coincidence.
“The burst was recorded at December 27, 2004 21:30:26.5 UTC, from the source 1806−20 in the constellation of Sagittarius. The burst arrived from the galaxy at a distance of 30–40 thousand light years and illuminated the Earth’s dayside.” [ii]
“Since the ionosphere carries the positive electric charge, its vertical displacement causes a current which serves as a “parametric” impulse source of the electromagnetic ﬁeld. The global size of the source results in that the pulse contains only the lower Schumann-resonance frequency.”
The gamma rays lowered the ionosphere over the dayside of the globe
and modified the Schumann resonance spectra. [iii] Only two other high-power bursts of cosmic gamma-ray radiation have been recorded in recent decades, the first August 27th, 1998 from the large Magellanic Cloud. No disturbance of the Schumann-resonance was recorded in this case. But in 2004:
“The ionospheric disturbance center was located in the middle of the Paciﬁc at a distance of about 450 km from the center of the dayside hemisphere, […] the gamma-ray burst descended the ionospheric altitude by 20 km, and the disturbance itself existed for an hour.”
Dec 27th, 2004 was one day AFTER the Indian Ocean Tsunami. The earthquake occurred on the 26th of December at 00:58:53 UTC with the epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Since gamma rays travel at the speed of light, they could not have caused the earthquake and tsunami. Unless It will turn out that energy from the same source arrived at earth before the gamma rays. This would require electrons or electric fields or cosmic ray particles such as muons, could indeed travel at speeds greater than the speed of light, as suggested for instance by physicist Wal Thornhill, and supported by recent findings at CERN. Recall that muons from space can trigger explosive volcano eruptions and therefore also earthquakes. [iv]
The SRs have been monitored only since the late 1960’s, thus the long-term connections are not known in detail.
I invite you to go back and recall whether something important happened in your life around Dec 27th, 2004. I know several people who made very important decisions and changes in their personal lives in these days. If you have a personal story of a particular life choice in these days, feel free to support my research by leaving it in the comments or send me a private message under “contact me”.
[i] Nickolaenko, A. P. et al, 2011: IMPACT OF A GAMMA-RAY BURST ON THE SCHUMANN RESONANCE; Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 53, Nos. 9–10, February, 2011; Russian Original Vol. 53, Nos. 9–10, September–October, 2010) p. 1
[ii] Nickolaenko, A. P. et al, 2011: Impact Of A Gamma-Ray Burst On The Schumann Resonance; Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 53, Nos. 9–10, February, 2011; Russian Original Vol. 53, Nos. 9–10, September–October, 2010) p. 3
[iii] Nickolaenkot. T. et al 2012: The effect of a gamma ray flare on Schumann resonances Annales of Geophysics, 30, 1321–1329, 2012 p 1.
[iv] Ebisuzaki, Toshikazu; 2011: Explosive volcanic eruptions triggered by cosmic rays: Volcano as a bubble chamber; Gondwana Research June 2011