Good points, Reed. But I suggest we should readily accept that Dutch’s deep wave theory is infinitely more reasonable than the silly idea that quakes are caused by “collision” of plates in the crust.
I don’t know if Dutch possesses the physics and mathematics background, but my gut feeling is that his theory would fit with great elegance into a Hamiltonian mechanics framework.
Yea I think the theory is sound, though you have to remember his theory only deals with those that occur after the initial quake. I think the initial quakes are indeed due to friction between the plates. The geological record is clear that parts of the crust move against each other.
So likely the initial quake is due to tectonics, but the remainder are wave related per his theory. That would indicate that tectonic quakes occur less often then currently thought.
I dont know if Dutch possesses the physics and mathematics background...
DUTCH is an amazingly brilliant young man and puts the geological “experts” to shame by his hands-on knowledge.