posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 09:58 PM
I live in North Ga, and have most of my life. I started watching the quake activity about a year and a half ago when I got to experience firsthand
what it feels like when a small one hits our area. I am not a spring chicken, so many years of living here and we just get the first one of my
lifetime, and now it seems they are hitting all above my area lately, this one today was the largest however. I have visited Stone Mountian ga many
times, and if you pay attention you learn that:
Stone Mountain is a pluton, a type of igneous intrusion. Primarily composed of quartz monzonite (not technically granite, but a cousin, if you will),
the dome of Stone Mountain was formed during the formation of the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains. It formed
as a result of the upwelling of magma from within the Earth's crust. This magma solidified to form "granite" within the crust five to ten miles
below the surface.
The "granite" is composed of quartz, feldspar, microcline and muscovite, with smaller amounts of biotite and tourmaline. Embedded in the "granite"
are xenoliths or pieces of foreign rocks entrained in the magma.
The "granite" intruded into the metamorphic rocks of the Piedmont region during the last stages of the Alleghenian Orogeny, which was the time when
North America and North Africa collided. Over time, erosion eventually exposed the present mountain of more resistant igneous rock, in processes
similar to those that have exposed Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming.
So it is made from magma, the blue ridge mountains formed at the same time, that is one hell of a movement! And folks, this is not the new madrid,
this is a whole 'nother type of earth movement and activity! Imagine the force it must have taken to form the Appalacians! Yet we never hear that the
region is dangerous for this kind of activity.
I was told at Stone Mountian that it extends beneath 4 states, solid rock. The same 'solid rock' area is where these recent quakes have been
occuring. Something is moving again is what I think, and I don't think any attention is being payed toward it.