Tuesday, May 21, 2013

THE OKLAHOMA TORNADO AND THE SURGE WAVE OF THE DAMS


The Oklahoma tornado of 20 May 2013 may have been triggered by the surge wave of the world’s dams when it arrived at Newcastle at 19hrs 45 minutes.


Table 1 shows the  way in which the dams of the world may have triggered the Oklahoma tornado on 20th May 2013.


 (RIGHT CLICK ON TABLE TO OPEN IT ON A NEW TAB)
In this table, the Tornado struck between two damquakes, damquake 1 in Central Turkey and damquake 3 in Tarapaca, Chile. The distance from damquake 1 to Moore, Oklahoma is 10378 km. The distance from damquake 1 to damquake 3 is 12454 km.  The time duration between damquake 1 to damquake 3 is 27.925 minutes. The time period between damquake 1 to Moore is calculated as  (distance from damquake 1 to Moore/distance between the two damquakes)x (Time period between the two damquakes) or (10378/12454)x 27.925 = 23.27 minutes. Adding this to the time of occurrence of damquake 1, we get the time of arrival of the surge wave of the dams at Moore, which we take as the initiator of the tornado. This is 19.88 hours UTC as entered at Row2, Column 13. The actual reported time of the tornado occurrence at Moore is 19.75 hrs UTC.    The percentage error between the touchdown time at Moore and the arrival of the dam surge is small 0.66%. This error is calculated as (19.88-19.75)/19.75 x100.

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