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Earthquake Swarm in Arkansas Intensifies. Memphis, Tennessee could be epicenter for the next big one

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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by Fritzthecat
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hey dont forget to look up lol


Well if it were me, I'd be looking down to make sure molten lava isn't starting to ooze up out of the ground.


Cause it's just bizarre that she is feeling these tiny microquakes. I mean Susan, you literally must be directly on top of this activity. I mean like right on it. That jolt you just felt registered a mere 40 microns/sec in GEE, and usually for a station that close no one would EVER feel that. Got me scratching my head for sure..... There must be some particularly mitigating geological circumstance underneath you to enable you being able to feel them.

I have read your area described as "sitting on top of a basement filled with rubble." As in, there is a lot of instability in the ground structure there. Others describe the area as very rigid and stiff, and a place that does not attenuate earthquakes very well at all.
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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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I sent the video to Scott Ausbrooks and asked him a lot of questions about what is under me because I am feeling them. No answer yet of course, maybe tomorrow I'll hear something from him, also gave him my address and cell number, so maybe he will call or come out. LOL!!!! I sure hope so I'd like some answers quickly.

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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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Excellent. Please let us know what if anything comes of it. Cause I swear, you ought to be a case study for the USGS.

So Susan what about your neighbors? You talked to them about this? Are they feeling them like you?



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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think since the first few pages I said it was looking like a volcanic event. Not that it is volcanic but liquid in motion for sure..
But alas Only read my school books never took the test so what do I know lol.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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Hey WestCoast - still following your thread and know exactly how you're feeling re being jumpy. Still jumpy here


Great thread



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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One neighbor has doors that are not locking and closing right like we do but I have more damage than that here. The guy the developed this neighborhood is getting pretty senile and forgetful, he is on the corner, his wife is in remission for cancer and she barely gets out of the house at all, the guy next door, well he's another story and is usually sipping his drinks or not home. I'm really the only one that is here 24 hours a day, everyone else works in Little Rock or Maumelle and that's further south. They aren't here most of the time to feel and see what is going on. My hubby is fully aware that I am about ready to hit the road and just leave it all and let someone else deal with it. I call him several times a day about what is going on. He does not feel these small ones like I do, he hears them sometimes and his ears ring, but unless it's a pretty good jolt or wave he is able to tune it all out, he did go in for an MRI last week for headaches he has been having. Our youngest son is 13 and he has complained of vertigo and headaches and nausea, but he is an active boy and a typical 13 yr old and doesn't realize what he is feeling when he says something. We talked about that earlier and I was asking him if he has had any of these type feelings at school and he said no.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Can you give me your location to the nearest highway intersection? I agree that you are very close. There are definately some small tremors. Around 1.5 magnitude. Normal these aren't felt. That's why I'm scratching my head along with TrueAmerican. I know you've described your location before and were trying to get a fix on the direction of the waves. I couldn't think about it at the time because I was off in my own world chasing my tail.

I had banned myself from locating the quakes when they were happening in January nearer to Guy. Once I realized they had moved south and were right outside Greenbrier, I stopped looking. They were all in the same place so there wasn't much migration. There is a definate ENE trend. So let me know where you are and I'll figure out how close they are and the direction of the waves that are heading your way.

Oh there's fluid under there alright. The following is pure speculation. It's almost as if the 6.6 magnitude remotely trigger the following series. Nah, I'm out to lunch. Now there's the microsiesmic noise again slowly showing itself. I'm sure it's just tidal noise from the coast. Or the aquifer. Or some other unrelated movement. Just mulling over stuff. Going ice fishing tomorrow.

On the ice roads, you can feeling a far off truck before you hear it. And as the truck gets closer you will hear the ice crack well before the truck gets to you. If you travel too fast on an ice road, the wave you are creating will amplify to such an extent that it can break the ice in front of you, so when you hit the fracture, you plunge through and sink. I've only been in one earthquake before. But being on the ice gives me a sense of what you must be feeling. Just a sense, not the full package.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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Yes I can hear the cars, motorcycles and trucks on the hwy, but they have never shook the house. The bikers like riding Hwy 64 and there is a club that meets in Beebe that does treasure hunts or whatever they are called. They are also putting in a loop very close to us running south and around Vilonia off Hwy 64, and then on the west side it comes back into Hwy 64, there is a bridge over an overflow creek that runs between us and the road construction, which I have wondered if it amplifies everything. They almost have this road project finished too.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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Have you guys seen this,
maybe it's already been posted,cause
I haven't been keeping track.....
www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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I'm going to number my questions, because I've got a few.

1. Did you know there is a fracking pad about less than two miles to your north?

2. What do you know about the formation to the north of you?

3. Have you had any ear conditions?

4. Is your son's school in the town proper?

5. In what direction does it feel like the waves are coming from? Forget about where you think the fault is, close your eyes when you sense the next one, and then try to guage the direction, open your eyes, then determine which direction it was? So, two answers really. What direction have you been feeling them? And if different with your eyes closed, what direction?

6. Do you see fracking trucks on the highway near your home?

7 What do you know about Enola?

Sorry. I have a couple thoughts, nothing concrete. If it's any comfort, you're not right on top the fault. That runs from Guy to Greenbrier and beyond. You are nearer to the Enola fault. I really need to research Enola. I've tried and tried, but I keep getting sidetracked and it always pops back in my head. I'll be gone tomorrow so I won't hvae time. If anyone's curious, and bored, hunt down any Enola information you can find. There's a bit on our big list of info I think. I wanted to go through that but haven't. There's definately a few small one popping so try the experiment.

Goodnight, I know you've to bed. I'll get you response tomorrow.
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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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volcanoes.usgs.gov...

This is a good place to see images and from there you can navigate to info about the earthquakes accompanying the volcano.

When we were at the park last time, there was a ton of what the rangers called "chatter"-low volume, constant rumbles. The scientists at the park were saying it was a gathering of forces prior to a break out.

The break outs occurred about 5 miles away, close to the ocean.

What I am saying is what Susan and others are feeling in the Guy area, the rumbles and chatter, may indicate that there is something gathering, but away from them.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a great place to learn about how to deal long-term with life in a volcano zone. They are the pros and know what the different seismograph readings mean. The locals know which herbs to use to clear vog (volcano smog) from the body. Just saying if Arkansas and New Madrid become active-we in the area need to know what to do.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by Robin Marks
reply to post by SusanFrey
 


1. NO I was not aware of a fracking pad that close at all. OMG
2. Not much other than its a hill and we are in a valley the city was founded in the land of two valleys and was a farming community.
3. Yes have been to the Dr. several times this past year for them. It seems I keep one most of the time and the Dr sent me to specialist, who is in turn wanting me to see a dentist to see if I'm grinding my teeth at night and might have TMJ.
4. Yes on the corner of Hwy 64 and Hwy 107
5. North mostly, most of the sound comes from the north too. Will do the experiment with closing the eyes tomorrow for you.
6. I was going to say no, but once in a while I have seen some large trucks with big square boxes on the back of them, if that is a fracking truck. They were blue if that helps any. I would think they would use Hwy 5 to go in and out but I will start paying closer attention. You don't hear much at night at all. It's pretty quiet.
7. Not a lot, I know there was a swarm there a few years ago and have been thru there a few times, but that's about it. It's not a big place.


I'm going to number my questions, because I've got a few.

1. Did you know there is a fracking pad about less than two miles to your north?

2. What do you know about the formation to the north of you?

3. Have you had any ear conditions?

4. Is your son's school in the town proper?

5. In what direction does it feel like the waves are coming from? Forget about where you think the fault is, close your eyes when you sense the next one, and then try to guage the direction, open your eyes, then determine which direction it was? So, two answers really. What direction have you been feeling them? And if different with your eyes closed, what direction?

6. Do you see fracking trucks on the highway near your home?

7 What do you know about Enola?

Sorry. I have a couple thoughts, nothing concrete. If it's any comfort, you're not right on top the fault. That runs from Guy to Greenbrier and beyond. You are nearer to the Enola fault. I really need to research Enola. I've tried and tried, but I keep getting sidetracked and it always pops back in my head. I'll be gone tomorrow so I won't hvae time. If anyone's curious, and bored, hunt down any Enola information you can find. There's a bit on our big list of info I think. I wanted to go through that but haven't. There's definately a few small one popping so try the experiment.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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I found this on the University of Memphis, Center for Earthquake Research and Information website. I don't know if this has been posted already, and if it has let me know and I'll delete this post so it's not a duplicate.

"A magnitude 4.7 earthquake occurred near the town of Greenbrier in central Arkansas on Sunday night February 27, 2011 at about 11:01 PM CST. Since that time 36 earthquakes greater than magnitude 1.9 have occurred in the Greenbrier area including 13 events greater than magnitude 2.4. The magnitude 4.7 was the largest earthquake to date, in the continuing earthquake swarm in the Guy-Greenbrier area known as the Guy earthquake swarm. This swarm includes thousands of small earthquakes between Guy and Greenbrier, AR, that began in August, 2010. Central Arkansas has a history of earthquake activity with a swarm of thousands of earthquakes smaller than magnitude 4.5 to 4.7 in the early 1980s and another swarm in 2001 (known as the Enola earthquake swarms), so the current earthquake-rate increase may simply be due to a natural cycle.

Researchers at the University of Memphis, Center for Earthquake Research and Information are investigating the source of these earthquakes and their possible relationship to natural gas production. Our research indicates an earthquake source zone that is large enough to produce a magnitude 5.7 earthquake.

Deep waste water injection, one aspect of natural gas production practice in the Greenbrier/Guy, AR, area, has been shown to cause earthquakes in two well-documented cases in Colorado. Although there is only circumstantial evidence that links current earthquakes with waste water injection in central Arkansas, we are concerned that continued operation of injection wells in the seismic area risks triggering more and possibly larger earthquakes.



Link to full article:

www.ceri.memphis.edu...



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:04 AM
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Okay. I want someone to tell me these two events aren't what they look like:


Because if they are, everyone's watching the wrong place. That seismometer is in the far northwest corner of Arkansas, one mile north of a city called "War Eagle." The area looks suspiciously caldera-like (but what do I know). If a volcano comes up there, it would probably bury Wal-Mart's headquarters, 10-15 miles NW, in ash and/or lava. But that'd never happen, right, because I'm wrong. Right?



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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Umm, no wonder I was thinking about remote triggering after I saw the 6.6 magnitude. Because I had just seen it for myself. It was not pronounced, but there was an uptick just afterward.

adsabs.harvard.edu...

I think the Enola swarms were both fluid induced. 1981 and 2001 Meaning lots of water. Sorry, I love my volcano, Yellowstone, ( i should say volcanoes, because I love my Hudson Bay eruptions too) but this fluid is not magma.
Last volcanic activity was 80 millions years ago. Yes a giant rift could open up one day, but I think it's a long shot.

Here's Enola abstract, can't find full study yet. Nonetheless.

adsabs.harvard.edu...

Here's an old Enola study.

mahabghodss.net...(6)/2463.pdf

There must be a very dynamic aquifer under this area. It's insane to be injecting in the region. It's insane to be fracking in this region. At the very least they are going to screw up the ground water and poision the wells and streams. And if they keep going, they'll change the course of the Mississipi and change the course of history.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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I can't tell you what they are. Maybe someone can. But thanks, I had forgetten Walmart stated in Arkansas.

For small state, some really big things have emerged from within it's borders. Walmart, Bill Clintion, Hilary, a big bird death mystery, Johnny Cash, and now three big earthquakes swarms over the last forty years.

1981, 2001, 2010/2011.

I still want to find out if there was convential drilling near Enola before 1980.

But not tonight.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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You know, the very first thing I thought when I heard and then read that "Speacial" letter was "covering action."

It's way too obvious that they did not want any discourse at all, especially if someone were to show up with the information contained within our master link list. Imagine printing all of the documents referenced and share widely what has been discussed within this thread.

I think it'd make quite the impact.

What are they doing that they don't want seen or discussed?

Drive the point home how incompetent/complacent the EPA has been in allowing the poisons to be unfettered.

It all stinks.

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:30 AM
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Some Enola for you:

The gases coming out of mud volcanoes have often quite unusual composition and contain elements that are known to be at a high concentration in the mantle of the earth and at a much lower concentration in the sediments and in the outer crust. They clearly represent a very different chemical environment from that of the sedimentary cover. The mounds on the earthquake spots in Enola, Arkansas and in Charlevoix on the St. Lawrence River, can be attributed to the same class of phenomenon as mud volcanoes, only on a much smaller scale.


Um, Westcoast,does this possibly have any bearing here?

The other observation was that of a low radio frequency noise that is not normally present, also seen just before the quake (Figure 3); I attribute this to the interruption and reconnection of earth currents normally flowing in the groundwater, as these current paths are interrupted and re-connected by the bubbles of insulating gases that stream through the pores of the rock. Would these and other gas-related precursory effects not form the best line of earthquake investigation, to devise the most important of all, a predictive capability?


I'm thinking the oddness you're seeing on seismos that looks like noise but may not be.

source

This Google Search is very telling. It links to a paper that you've got to be a member to get or be willing to pay for.

Don't know if any of this helps, but I thought I would take a couple of pokes at it and see what I could shake out.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:37 AM
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Ok, well from what I can get at this point I think I have established a few things as fact, at least for myself:

1) Susan's house is about 15 miles as the crow flies to Wooly Hollow State Park.
2) AG station AG.WHAR is located in the same Wooly Hollow State Park
3) WHAR is between 5 to 10 miles east and slightly north of most of the recent quakes on a newly discovered fault that is becoming evident because of the recent seismic activity.
4) Certain wells were shut down to avoid aggravating seismic activity along this newly discovered fault, while more studies are conducted.
5) Conclusions regarding whether this particular seismic activity is the result of fracking in the area should not be undertaken at this time- they are trying to determine this through study.
6) Initial indications are that this is fault related seismicity, and not fracking induced seismicity- given the relative locations of known fracking wells, and their particular horizontal orientations under ground. Again, studies are underway.
7) The question still remains as to what Susan is feeling, and how much of what she is feeling is directly related to some small spikes being seen at station WHAR. And note should be made of the ~15 mile distance from her house to station WHAR. It is possible that part of it is related (she may be feeling the bigger seismic events occurring in the swarm zone) and part of it is not (something else could be happening underneath her house that is not directly related to the swarm events. For all we know, a sinkhole could be developing.)

What Susan is feeling may have nothing to do with fracking. Even if there is a well within 3 miles of her house, you'd still have to establish that:
A) it's a horizontal well, and that its direction extends under or very close to her house. It may go in a completely different direction underground relative to her house... And even then it is still no guarantee that it is causing the kind of seismicity necessary for Susan to physically feel it.
B) or that it was aggravating a fault

So I'm not sold on anything really at this point. Too many variables. Let's see what the study concludes? Or should one rush to judgement?



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:53 AM
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Some very good points.

If you feel like it, you should pull up AG.HHAR. The last small quake showed best on it and there was a corresponding small spike on WHAR. (It's the same station TruthSeeker has posted on this page)

I have no idea what it all means.


@JadedandCynical: some interesting info. At this point, I think looking at all aspects is prudent.

Thankfully they have gone another 24 hrs without a moderate sized quake!



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