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The Mind Boggling Power Of The New Madrid Fault - Just So People Can Truly Understand The Danger

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 11:41 AM
I have been reading and keeping up with the New Madrid for some time now. There was some additional information in your article that I was not aware of. Thank you very much as I live in Indiana and it is of concern to me.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 12:45 PM
I'm Fairly new as a ATS member, but prior to becoming a member I've read and done a fair amount of my own research on many different topics of discussion that come up here and the New Madrid Fault Line has been a scary thing to me for a long time (I live in California). Well I'm sure some1 has brought up the Edgar Cayce Predictions about the coming events in that region but I haven't seen it in this thread so figured I'd bring it to whoevers attention that he drew maps and predicted a massive earthquake on that fault sometime around our current stage of world affairs..Part of his prediction is that it would drain the Great Lakes into the ocean and set into motion many other Catastrophies....I'm pressed for time this morning or I'd hunt down his maps and predictions to make it easy for every1 to get a better perspective on what I'm posting about but I'm sure you can google Edgar Cayce Maps and predictions and easily draw your own conclusions as to what might be in store for all of us.......I'm not a politician but I approve this message

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by Red Cloak

I have been in earthquakes in California and I have been in a couple earthquakes that stemmed from New Madrid. I can personally attest that quakes from New Madrid are far more intense! What makes it even more scary is that the last quake I experienced from New Madrid was MUCH farther away than the ones in Cali. I even slept through a few in Cali, but there was no sleeping through the New Madrid craziness! It felt different too. I remember the worst one in Cali almost felt as if the ground was bouncing up and down (granted I was in an airport that was built to withstand earthquakes, so that could account for the bounciness.) Here in Ky, the worst from New Madrid shook the house back and forth... during two quakes, about 20 years apart, I remember feeling as if the house was sliding and then would slide back again. Obviously, it was the ground doing the "sliding" but I can't imagine that going on for minutes at a time! And take into consideration that most buildings in the states affected by New Madrid aren't built to withstand earthquakes and you can imagine just how big the catastrophe is going to be when the big one finally hits! It's scary stuff!
edit on 2/3/2011 by gemineye because: spelling

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 02:39 PM
This thread does point out the awesome power of the new madrid fault.( SCARY) Other than that I could be killed by a fragment of an exploding meteor while mowing the lawn at 13:00 on clear blue skyday( (hmmm "worrying")....

Or a heretofore unknown errant colon cancer cell could metastasize, hea dout into my bloodstream and plant itself in my pancreas to grow undetected and kill me in a lingering horrid painful way.( "SCARIER");

There's always: trapped under a burning gasoline tanker in an accident on the interstate the SCARIEST".

IF YELLOWSTONE goes we will all starve to death through avolcanic winter lasting years.or suffocate fairly rapidly of pumice concrete in our moist lungs.

What are the operative words here? "we all gonna' die someday".None of us are stopping the motion of the tectonic plates or the swing in the planets climate.

Oh yeah: we landed on the moon in 1969:
and the "Haarp"facility doesn't cause earthquakes.

edit on 3-2-2011 by 46ACE because: schpelling

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 04:23 PM
reply to post by Red Cloak

Yes, indeed! The Ohio and Mississippi Rivers have swallowed up large boats, passenger and cargo ships, big paddle wheel ships, during earthquakes.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 05:03 PM
Awesome accounts! I am at awe with wonder and excitement and know I will literally poop in my pants!

It is interesting that the link from the Louisiana Gazette includes the temperatures on that day, above freezing. Although it was a December event the ground was not hardened like it is right now; I cannot imagine what it would be like to have the New Madrid snap at a moment when a Mega-Storm crossed overhead and froze the ground hard. It very well could be described as "earth shattering" or like shards strewn about. I can very well understand why the trees burst like they did in the accounts as they would have sapped down to the root and the upper trunk and limbs would have been hardwood with minimal water.

Seriously, this thought, that the frozen ground would be much different could in fact be a "saving grace" for such things as liquefaction. A thought that is oddly hard to encompass, one that could be more devastating but won't swallow you up!

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 05:08 PM
Me too, I am currently in the Ville. I actually felt a gentle rocking sensation on that last earthquake (I think it was a year or so ago now.)

I really figured everyone who grew up in this area was well schooled (at least by older relatives trying to scare us if nothing else!!) in the New Madrid Fault.

Originally posted by observer
reply to post by hotbakedtater

I think trying to debunk HAARP.

I live in Kentuckian (the Louisville Metro Area) and remember when I was in, 6th or 7th grade we had lots of quake warnings and drills because of the New Madrid. We had one quake in that time frame (this is 1984-85) and it was small but scared the snot out of us.

I hope this thing does not go off anytime soon!

Obs out

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 05:28 PM
Can someone summarize the OP's novel?

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 05:54 PM
reply to post by gladtobehere

Essentially he's saying that an earthquake at New Madrid will be bad. In fact, any earthquake at New Madrid will be FAR WORSE than an earthquake of equal magnitude anywhere else in the world.

OP then proceeds to blame it on BP and HAARP and I quit reading. Why does everything have to be "connected" to HAARP!?

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by Red Cloak

so basically what ur sayin is the quakes will resemble that in the movie 2010? the rollin wave effect?....
2nd line

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:45 PM
reply to post by elegant-gypsy
They have been around a while, called Scalar Weapons, The US claims we don't have any, but that Israel does. Here is a video

Electromagnetic scalar weapons that can artificially manipulate the environment could be responsible for the mass die offs. We know for a fact that over a decade ago the U.S. Military Industrial Complex was aware of and involved in the testing of such technology.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by coolottie

ottie , You know that if anything happened you are not allowed to use this site to unite people or promote a cooperative movement , im just saying you need to start a blog or something .

i tried and my thread lasted about 30 seconds, unity is against t&c

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:16 PM
I live right off the Mississippi river (uphill from it anyway) in Missouri. I was explaining to someone in another thread about the N.M. fault line that when it blows its top no amount of preparation will have helped anyone.

They were going on and on about how the government, FEMA, and all these others were spending millions on preparation. It will be a waste. The death toll will be something unlike what has been seen in a U.S. earthquake to date. The last time it had a major release it caused the Mississippi to flow backwards and back up in many places. That is some astounding power.

No amount of preparation will help the average person; most will die in the quake, an aftershock or just from the lack of food, water, or shelter from the elements.

I am not trying to sound pessimistic or doom and gloom. I am telling it like it is. The last time the quake had major movement things were quite different. People were a bit more spread out and there were less buildings and bridges to be destroyed.

Railroads will be useless, airports will be destroyed, bridges will cease to exist, and even straight roadways will be so damaged there will be no average vehicles what will be able to get down them. Only a few places will be able to be accessed by helicopter safely. Hospitals will be in ruins and many people will be without help for a minimum of a month. When the N.M. fault line blows its top again it will be felt not only through vibrations in much of the country but the economy will be devastated. Transportation of products will be delayed for days or even weeks. Major roadways and railways travel across the N.M. fault line. Even the Mississippi barges will be delayed as bridges clog the river making for treacherous travel. Living near a major interstate, railway and near the river I know the amount of product both for the average consumer and military that travels through here. The military often uses the railway and the interstate running through the town to move nuclear and all other forms of weaponry.

A major release on the N.M. fault line will crush the U.S. simply because of the devastation that will come from it. The economy will not survive that kind of damage even if it were at its best.

I would not mind seeing it release some 2 to 4 size quakes more often than wait for the big one that will hit one day.


posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:20 PM

Originally posted by Nyiah
Why have you not cited sources for the historical information, OP? It may be nitpicking, but I (personally) prefer anything being touted as truth, even regarding something as well known as New Madrid, to be flanked by sources. It lends credibility to the author...

Aside from the HAARP speculation - OP is spot on with everything he said and if you want to verify just google search New Madrid Fault, or watch "EQ in the heartland" or "10.0 megaquake" on the History channel as both of those shows speak detail the historic 1812 EQ's that made the Missippi run backwards, ring church bells in Boston, destroy the midwest, etc.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:27 PM

Originally posted by Unit541
I'm not discounting the severity of the New Madrid situation, but I have a question.

Does a temperature of 95 degrees F at the New Madrid Fault feel like 105 anywhere else?

You really lost me on "8.0 will feel like 9.5 anywhere else". This just makes no sense to me. The richter scale assigns a number to quantify the amount of siesmic energy released by a quake. Given how much more powerful a 9.5 is than an 8.0, it's simply impossible for one to "feel" like the other, regardless of circumstance.

Look, a 9.0 is ten times more powerful than an 8.0. A 9.5 is a little over three times as powerful as a 9.0.

So what you're saying is that an earthquake at the New Madrid is going to feel more than 30 times more powerful than a quake of the same magnitude anywhere else?

Again, I'm not trying to downplay the danger the New Madrid poses, I've lost family in an earthquake, so it's a big deal to me. It's just that that one particular statement goes a long way in sensationalizing the rest of your post.

There are no mountain ranges in the central US/Midwest to absorb EQ shockwaves. That is why a Mag 7-8 EQ on the New Madrid is far more dangerous than a Mag 8-9 EQ in places like CA or South America where mountains are plentiful and absorb the shockwaves.

Let's not forget that the main reason a moderate to large EQ on the New Madrid is most dangerous - 95% of all homes, buildings, offices, etc aren't built with the same seismic standards that you would find in more EQ prone areas like california.

Bottom line here - when the NM goes off like it did in 1812, it will truly be a catastrophe unlike anything human civilization has witnessed and the death toll will be in the thousands. Sadly this will probably happen within our lifetimes as well, just like 'the big one' in california that I fear in the back of mind every day as a resident of southern CA.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:41 PM
reply to post by TheGhostViking
Are you trying to say I don't get out enough!! You so right. I am not good at organizing anything, and my threads do the same. I will try not be so talkitive.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:55 PM
reply to post by Unit541
The New Madrid is not a natural fault and started in 2350 BC from an asteroid impact. That is why it is so unusual to be in the middle of a contient when others are on the edge. All of the quakes are shallow, deep quakes do not cause as much damage as shallow ones.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:26 PM
Amazing OP, I actually read each and every word. Scary? Not so much if you have been looking into the matter like most people on this forum, yet the facts that you brought forward were a refreshing break from the prophecy, dreamscapes and flat out doom and gloom, really the kind of information that keeps great people coming back.

I wonder what your credentials are or have you just been putting what you have read onto the keyboard?

I do have a question:

Do you think from what you have discovered about N.M.F.Z. that the risk is higher at certain times of year than others? For instance after a heavy rain fall average or even the extreme snow like we have seen recently?

Also does heat in the summer or cold make it more likely?

I guess what I am getting at is that with the information floating around about the Homeland preparations being made, do they know something which they think is better left unsaid so as to maintain a certain amount of social continuity?


posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:53 PM
Ok, the first earthquake that occured in the Eastern US was in 1755 (6.3)

The next Eastern earthquake was in 1812 in Missouri (8.1)

1755 to 1812 is 67 years

The 3rd earthquake occured in 1896 in South Carolina (7.6)

1812 to 1896 is 84 years

1896 to present is 115 years

So one could argue that Eastern United States is overdue for a large earthquake. However, this is not sufficient enough alone to raise an alarm.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 11:50 PM
Add some info I came across for anyone interested in researching further.

Safety/Risk Assessment Nuclear Power Plants

Projected eartquake intensities

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