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Originally posted by Robin Marks
I hate saying this, but it's true. You cannot trust the USGS.
The Arkansas swarm has been occuring since early in the fall, and there were quakes before that.
During a public meeting in the fall, Scott Ausbrook's told the meeting the quakes could be natural. He explained that there could be a link with the injection, but that there was no proof.
Scott Ausbrook repeated this statement right up until the emergency meeting. Even though there was enough evidence to conclude a high likelyhood that the injection was to blame. Scott Ausbrook, just before the emergency meeting, was saying that it would take another six months to determine if the injections were to blame. He was willing to let the injections continue while he and the USGS did some more studies. If it wasn't for the political pressure, he and the USGS would be content to keep the injection wells pumping.
edit on 13-3-2011 by Robin Marks because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hope4Good
I have been following this thread daily since the first post. First off, I have to say thank you to Robin Marks for your research and dedication to this thread; and Puterman for all that he contributes as well. Also to Susan Frey for her continued updates and up to the minute reports from Arkansas.
Robin, I dont know if tonight was the first showing of this or not but as I was flipping channels, I stopped on National Geographic and they were showing a 2011 documentary called "Countdown to Catastrophe: Megaquake". The minute I began watching (about 60 minutes ago), they were discussing the quake swarms in Arkansas and the New Madrid Fault and that the fault seems to be getting re-activated. They talked about this fault being due for a big quake. Also.......I could not help but think of this thread as they interviewed people who said that memphis is basically "sitting on a spring ready to release". They talked about liquification, the rift, sandblasts from the big quake of 1811 and 1812 and that this area of the country is one of the weakest points of the country.
This Nat Geo documentary seems to agree with your theory about Memphis being one possible location likely for a big quake. The documentary also talked about their theory that seattle area may be the most likely place in the US for a megaquake.
(This is my first post ever. I'm still learning my way with this so please go easy on me if I haven't posted perfectly)
Originally posted by maybee
Originally posted by kentuckycowboy2
reply to post by HadEnough
I was wondering about this as I felt a swaying here in Eastern KY at 9:09 AM this morning but could not find anything on any of the USGS showing any quakes . It is the first time I have felt anything other than mine blast which this was not . It was just a genital sway of maybe three times while I was quietly siting in my computer chair looking at the web & I have to say I don't know weather we could feel small quakes from ARK or not I've never before & I've been on this forum since page one . Any one know of a small quake close to eastern Ky near the Va boarder that was not logged to USGS ?
I am by no means a spelling Nazi, but I'm guessing you meant a "gentle" sway.
USGS is fast becoming an unreliable source no matter how much we rely on it for factual data.