posted on Oct, 8 2010 @ 11:50 AM
From looking at the video, it's obvious that it is an upward thrust in that area of land mass. I would be interested to find some data on the land
region eastward of the upwelling, to see if the eastern region of land subducted, or lowered in elevation.
If so, it could be possible that we're seeing pressure from the atlantic plate pushing westward, and creating pressure in the ancient fault lines
that run down from canada through the great lakes, down through indiana/illinois, and southward to the gulf region.
What I find odd is that no USGS systems have noted that upwelling region as having an earthquake.
I've read multiple theories from multiple individuals on the web in regards to the mississippi river being 90-100 miles wide, the great lakes
spilling into it, and in essence, splitting the country in half geographically.
If you look at the satellite views of the geography on the upwelling region, all the way down to the coast, you can clearly see where water levels
once were, so it's not outside the realm of possibility for it to become that way again.