Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Where did they go? Major quakes have dropped off the cliff" 22 days since the last mag 6+: Feb was the last mag 7: 2017 the last mag 8

Major quakes (mag 6+) this century, Graph Gary Walton.
It is a mystery that no one can answer why do major quakes just drop off the cliff?
It is now 22 days since a mag 6.2 struck the Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand, since then nothing higher than 5+'ers.
We have to go back to February this year when a mag 7.5 struck Papua New Guinea and back to January when the biggest quake so far this year a mag 7.9 struck Alaska, strangely enough, 3 mag 7+'ers were recorded in January and two in February then zilch no more since then.
We have to go all the way back to September 2017 for the last time we had a mag 8+'er.
last year was the lowest yearly count for major quakes (mag 6 or higher) this century, actually, the lowest yearly count since the 1980's with only 111 major quakes recorded.
With 110 recorded major quakes and a mag 6.3 thought to have been caused by a nuclear test in North Korea bringing the yearly total to 111 that figure was 50 down on this century's average of 161 per year.
And after a strong start, this year is going the same way, halfway through the year only 43 major quakes have been recorded in 2018, 47 major quakes were recorded up to the end of June last year so it looks like we could be in for another record low year.
With major quakes steadily rising since 1900 why the should suddenly begin to fall so dramatically since the beginning of 2018 is a mystery, if anyone out there has any ideas as for the drop please let me know!
Gary Walton.