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Next Large Central US Earthquake May Not Be Along New Madrid Fault Lines?

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posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 01:20 AM

This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central U.S.
Now, based on the earthquake record in China, a University of Missouri researcher says that mid-continent earthquakes tend to move among fault systems, so the next big earthquake in the central U.S. may actually occur someplace else other than along the New Madrid faults.
Mian Liu, professor of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Science at MU, examined records from China, where earthquakes have been recorded and described for the past 2,000 years. Surprisingly, he found that during this time period big earthquakes have never occurred twice in the same place.


Everyone seems to be directing their attention towards the New Madrid fault lines as the possible location of a near impending earthquake.
Just thought I would run this information & article by everyone in order to make aware that this could happen anywhere,not to center upon any particular region,fault or continent for that matter.
Our seismic activity/eruption//quake predicting technology is very limited unfortunately at present, as we remain at natures mercy.
I hope no one is tragically left upstream without a paddle if t.s.h.t.f.

posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 01:26 AM
reply to post by PerfectPerception
what you say and have link too is very true , the San Andreas fault is over due the Wasatch front fault,that is the one in S.L.C Utah is over due, and many more to list. What makes the New Madrid fault in the news is that it can hit 8-9 states not one or just a city but 8-9 sates, that is one big fault line.

posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 03:17 AM
There is in addition to New Madrid, also the branch lines of it. This is another long kept secret from the general public. There is also the branch line off New Madrid that is called Wabash Valley. In addition to that, there is also a fault line that runs under Lake Michigan.

Both of the lines can be activated if New Madrid is completely destabilized. There have actually been quite large earthquakes in the Chicago region in the not so distant past. There are many stories of these quakes from the very earliest settlers and also from the Native Americans of the region. Based on the accounts the earthquakes can be very, very big.

South Carolina also has a dangerous fault line, as does the New York city area.

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