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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, 19 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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I saw the Mega Quake movie - interesting.




posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 02:32 PM
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To celebrate this thread's 200th page, I have a guest speaker. Well, it's not like I could actually get Jim Berkland to write on this thread, but I can provide his words and feelings on the Arkansas swarm. In all honesty, I don't think he's paid special attention to the specific events. For example, he calls attention to fracking but doesn't mention the injection wells or provide any references to back up his assessment. I think it's so obvious to him that it needed little investigation to determine a correlation.

"Of special mention were the hundreds of felt eathquakes in central Arkansas over the past two months, *(see, he hasn't really been on top of the case like myself, the swarm started early last fall.) including the maximum of 4.7M on February 27th. I am convinced that these quakes were the direct result of deep drilling for gas and hydro-fracturing of the rock in the area of central Arkansas. Denials by scientists and commercial interests regarding this obvious relationship are ridiculous."

www.abovetopsecret.com...&addstar=1&on=10841344#pid10841344

Ridiculous. I did just that. I ridiculed the USGS and Scott Ausbrook in particular. I've hammered hard on the gas industry and legislators.

I'm calling out Scott Ausbrook ------ to be finished. Sorry, it's Scott Ausbrooks, I had to go check.

I'm calling out Scott Ausbrooks!!! I'm challenging him to a debate. I would debate him even though I am an "ineducated ingoranmous". I can stand toe to toe with him on the facts, and would not be caught in the trap of being unable to follow most of the jargon. Although not fluent, and not having a degree, I can understand the language. It's like a person who learns english as a second language. I may not understand all the nuances, and I may have a thick accent and use a lot of slang, but I'm not stupid, and can follow simple reasoning.

If Scott Ausbrooks had any moral fibre, he'd quit. I'm saying he has very little testosterone coarsing through his viens. I'd call him out for a fist-fight if that's what it took. No where, not in heaven or on earth, can he make an argument that fracturing and injection aren't have negative consequences. To deny this is to dishonest and means he is willing to risk people's lives in order to keep his job. That's what keeps people in these positions. They will deny the truth due to personal ambition. Scott Ausbrooks professional career means more to him than the health and safety of the citizens of Arkansas. He doesn't care if the water is poisoned. He doesn't care if the air you breath is full of hydro-carbons. Volitile organic compounds. He doesn't care if your tap water catches fire or your water wells explode. His piece of paper with his degree, and the authority and the cash, over-ride his sense of dignity and capacity for compassion.

But Robin, isn't he just being responsible and trying to determine the cause before jumping to any conclusions?

No.

He's in the business of risk assessment. He should be erring on the side of caution. Because if the injection wells are to blame, his delay could result in something unexpected. And this already has happened. The fault is twice as long as the thought and he's had to raise his maximum for a significant quake. He's raised the risk factor and now he thinks a 6 magnitude earthquake is possible. A 6M earthquake in the soils of Arkansas is a bigger risk than other siesmic zones. He knows this. It would be like Christchurch in New Zealand. Lots of damage. It is obvious that Scott Ausbrooks doesn't mind gambling. He would rather put the families of Arkansas in danger rather than point out the obvious. He was ready to wait another 6 months of continued injection by the Guy and Greenbrier sites. And he's still willing to roll the dice because he hasn't raised concerns that the other injection wells throughtout the state that may cause another fault to develop. Nope. He's just going to sit back and watch the siesmographs dance. And wonder about the cause.

I stopped my wonderment long ago. The cause was obvious and to deny it means you are a danger. A danger to the people of Arkansas.

Ridiculous. No, it's more than that. It's immoral and criminal.

If the injection had continued, and the fault had ruptured causing a 6M earthquake. It would be manslaughter.
Criminal negligence causing death.


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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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I just want to add. I struggled with say I wanted to celebrate the 200th page of this thread. I applaud you for being interested and wanted to share my concerns. But frankly, I wish I never had to write a single word out here on the subject. I was content to write on the Yellowstone thread, my Robinesque Ruminations, and occasionally on Quake Watch. I started this thread because I had to, not because I wanted to focus on Arkansas. The idea of fracking makes me sick.

In all honesty, it looks like maybe the swarm is running out of energy. And maybe you'll all wander off. I'm sure there will be something pressing and concerning in the future. I hope I helped you Arkansans. I hope we all helped to shed some light on a very serious danger. I know the battle is not over. They are still fracking and injection and I'll continue to be outraged. It's just that at this time I need to look back and try and figure out what we've achieved. I know we made a difference. But it would be impossible to know how much it mattered. I'm just glad we don't have to find out what was going to happen if they kept pumping the two wells.

In the end that is all the matters at the moment. They stopped the injection, and the earthquakes are diminishing.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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A little while ago I walked into the room and the weather channel was saying, "If there was a 7.7 EQ on the New Madrid fault...7 million people would be homeless.... It had stats on the screen. Deaths and injuries, damage and things. I was so shocked I couldn't grasp it all before it was done. I only caught the end of it. Really a whaaaa double take!!! Anyone else happen to see it?

"There are moments in life that change everything. Moments so defining that things will never be the same again. You start measuring time by, 'before this' and 'after this'."

"Sometimes you can feel such a moment coming."

"Strong people keep moving anyway. No matter what they're going to find." ...Denzel Washington's character in "Fallen".

Remembered this when thinking of Japan. Hope it never fits the U.S.!



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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I did not see his but I can see how it would be aired at this time.

The dots are becoming much more pronounced and the connections are too painfully obvious.

Starting the get a very bad feeling in the pit of my stomach.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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He is a part of the Arkansas good ol' boy network. Follow the money. Its been this way since I was a kid. They only stop when people from other places show what foolish things they do. Then they usually plead ignorance.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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Robin... I just wanted to tell you I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!! That was so brilliantly stated and I actually cheered and clapped for you as I was reading it!!!!




posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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aslwww.cr.usgs.gov...

looks like a lot of preasure building in the south pole,

also looks like a sismic event hit every siesmo at the same time sorta odd

aslwww.cr.usgs.gov...

look at 11:00
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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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Congrats all who have worked so tirelessly on the progress of this discussion. Kudos to everyone.

I am proud that we have affected the immediate outcome of stopping two wells that have gotten a delay extension as well . Even more it is now PERMANENTLY IMPRINTED that there are bigger issues at stake for this area. We have succeeded in drawing attention to the area with the resources and thought provoked discussion. It is not over by a long shot, but boy it does feel good to have reached a milestone in pages and in having garnered the attention that was needed.

A 200 page resource list will be updated on the Resource Bibliography page by close of day tomorrow. Until then I can only hope that the rest of the weekend remains quiet and calm, everyone have a good rest of the weekend. Blessings and peace to all.

Your friend in threads,
SunflowerStar



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by Robin Marks


In all honesty, it looks like maybe the swarm is running out of energy. And maybe you'll all wander off. I'm sure there will be something pressing and concerning in the future. I hope I helped you Arkansans. I hope we all helped to shed some light on a very serious danger. I know the battle is not over. They are still fracking and injection and I'll continue to be outraged. It's just that at this time I need to look back and try and figure out what we've achieved. I know we made a difference. But it would be impossible to know how much it mattered. I'm just glad we don't have to find out what was going to happen if they kept pumping the two wells.

In the end that is all the matters at the moment. They stopped the injection, and the earthquakes are diminishing.



"It ain't over till the fat lady sings and i ain't heard no fat lady" will smith-independence day

As long as they are raping the earth without regard for life and safety it ain't over. We still got a lot of work ahead of us.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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What would a crustal slip look like on seismographs world wide?

Damn this hat is tight.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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I got a call a little earlier and more good news. A movie producer is coming to town this coming Sat to do interviews about the drilling and the quakes. My name is on the list for him to call along with many others.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:24 PM
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Woo Hoo!!!!

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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A little while ago I walked into the room and the weather channel was saying, "If there was a 7.7 EQ on the New Madrid fault...7 million people would be homeless.... It had stats on the screen. Deaths and injuries, damage and things. I was so shocked I couldn't grasp it all before it was done. I only caught the end of it. Really a whaaaa double take!!! Anyone else happen to see it?




Yes I did see that, just sat there hearing and looking at the numbers - such as injured. I live in Indiana, this was on our weather channel earlier - I haven't had the weather on again for a while so don't know if they
are still showing. A little shocking to see them come on so strong with the info. Wonder what gives?

I still get this strong feeling they are preparing us for something - they know something, way to much in the media lately regarding the Madrid fault.

They gave all the stastics for all 7 states, number of people involved, injured but I noticed they didn't
state a death toll. (Just thought of this, I noted it at the time).
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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:29 PM
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Way to go Susan, that is indeed good news!



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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This afternoon my husband and I went for a walk around Bella Vista lake. We have walked around it hundreds of times but today was a little different. I decided to do a little experiment as I felt more unstable on my feet. I faced due East just standing still centering my body weight, I felt like I kept leaning forward on the balls of my feet. I turned and faced west then i felt like I was swaying backwards on my heels. I tried standing on pavement , on gravel and just in the grass. I asked my husband to try it and see if he felt anything different so I wouldn't feel nutty. LOL He experienced the same thing. The water on the lake is really high. It is fed by a stream...and has 2 spillways on the north side. I have seen the water high before in times of high amounts of rainfall. Thing is we haven't had much rain this month (1.46 inches) for the whole month. Where is all the water coming from? Ground water? Standing on the spillway bridge, I said feel the vibration of the concrete..the energy is just resonating. Husband said get off the thing...It just doesn't seem right here today. Wish the clouds would fade, I can't see the supermoon.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Fantastic news and an excellent exclamation point to this 200th page of this most excellent and noteworthy of threads.

Great job keeping all of us on track and focused, Robin!

Susan, make sure to point them here if they're looking for substance and a tremendous list of references thanks to our super Sunflower STAR.

Keep the heat on them until their toes curl.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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Anybody else feeling anything? I'm in EKY, just came back from my beloved Cave Run Lake (plenty of Daniel Boone National Forest here). Watched the moon rise, it was beautiful reflecting off a soft wave surface of the water. No frogs was unusual, one Canadian goose in the distance was being mouthy for a short bit, they have a huge supplementing nesting ground here, but didn't hear another in response or at all. No other wildlife whatsoever, was unusual. Sometimes a coyote or some low ground critter is always expected. Spent about 2 hours in the cool night air watching the moon come up and do its initial rise over the lake. I wanted to absorb the feel of the environment that my psyche has yearned for many times in the past when I lived away from this area. Was so glad when I moved back. I had ulterior motive for going out to the lake tonight. I wanted to observe. To see if there were atmospheric audio sounds, vibrations, weird unexplained sky visuals. Anything, When we first got there there was no sounds or nothing, and that in itself was unusual. Finally some planes aligned for the pre geographical approach to Louisville International and Lexington Bluegrass Field. Did see a ever so brief shooting star. Saw one Thursday night too, so brief. But being on the outerskirts of the New Madrid Fault, I live in the county that had the 1980 epicenter of Sharpburg KY. But that was determined not to be part of anything remotely related to NM now. I found a sense of peace, total peace that whatever come this year, I at least got to spend a few moments remember these foothills of the Appalachians. I feel a change coming, being reverberated from New Madrid. I have all my life. That feeling has intensified over the years, and grown stronger, hence how I found ATS and was drawn to this thread. I have found great friends through this forum. And can only feel we are in this together.
Check out and google the geographics of this region. For me, its gonna be the place to be if shtf.. Just an hour east of Lexington, KY. Just far enough away from the potential epicenters not to get devestating damage, but will be a staging ground for rebuild if all # breaks loose.
We both came home with headaches, and my head is swimmy. Anxiety level is minimal, just came from the most peaceful place on earth. But still have a nagging feeling for the next couple of days.

Thanks for reading all this, just my perspective on the current feelings of where I sit on the NM.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 12:08 AM
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Hey Robin or others in the great state of AR or any other states possibly do us here in the "Compasses are going crazy" thread a favor and walk outside and check your magnetic north. My magnetic north here in central NC is off by 15 degrees and remember we had 2 EQ's here this past Wednesday. We have many posters seeing the same thing on their compasses with bigger difference in their readings the further north up the map we go. We have mapped the accurate and false readings and overlayed it with recent EQ's in the same areas. Would love to know what it's reading in AR and the surrounding states so we can add them to the map. It could possibly be another piece to this EQ puzzle or it could be nothing. Thanks so much.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Just updating:

earthquake.usgs.gov...

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 2.8
Date-Time Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 02:46:02 UTC
Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 09:46:02 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 35.248°N, 92.342°W
Depth 4.9 km (3.0 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region ARKANSAS
Distances 20 km (12 miles) NNE of Conway, Arkansas
54 km (33 miles) E of Searcy, Arkansas
56 km (34 miles) N of LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas
71 km (44 miles) SSW of Mountain View, Arkansas

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Parameters NST= 25, Nph= 41, Dmin=5.6 km, Rmss=0.63 sec, Gp= 54°,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID usc00027b4



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