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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, 29 2011 @ 06:19 PM
reply to post by SusanFrey

I am planning a drive into the area to test some hypotheses about this. I am fascinated at what my body feels and reacts to concerning geo-events.

I felt slight discomfort about 20 miles North of NM. Interestingly, it was very variable as I drove through. Then it faded.

I hope you feel better-I had to use ibuprofen-so that indicates internal inflammation (for me). The migraines are strange-feeling, aren't they? Mine feel like electricity jolts and hums.

Will be thinking good thoughts for you.

posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by Red Cloak

In my personal opinion it is a subduction zone.

Perhaps you would care to explain that remark and provide some evidence of this by way of significant GPS readings etc?

Could you also provide details of which plates are involved here.

Could you also provide links to back up your statements.

With regard to your later post I should be interested to see your workings from which you derived 9.6 as the magnitude for the 1812 earthquake?

Now, personally I have done estimates and I get something like 9.6 magnitude for the 2-7-1812 quake

I assume if you have 'done estimates' that you have working formulae? I would be interested to see those.

Whilst NM may have been a 12 on the Mercali scale that too is a subjective estimate and was not measured therefore by your own definition is not valid.

This is not the energy release estimation (which keep in mind is speculative for quakes back then and not actually measured), but the intensity of the shaking.

Also not actually measured.

Even if it was an MMI 12 that does not make it a 9.6 on the Richter scale. You are correct that the geology of the area amplifies the intensity, in a similar manner to Mexico City and other areas. Some of the largest tsunami waves and greatest shaking have resulted from earthquakes in the Richter 7 range.

posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 06:37 PM

Originally posted by PuterMan

Posters of the Arkansas swarm from USGS.

Don't know if these have been posted yet.

Maybe I'm just stupid. Maybe I'm so angry I'm seeing red and it's obsuring the f part about the injection wells.

I'm not writing at the moment for several reasons. One of them is I can't write without want to swear.

I've wanted to say the earthquakes have diminished to such a point that it's obvious the injection wells were responsible. I am saying that even though I'm deluded in thinking I'm jinxed and as soon as I say that, they'll be a larger one.

The area around Marked Tree had a couple of small quakes. They're pumping and injecting in those areas. Whether it's water or gas, or dumping the waste. It's a damned slow motion disaster.

Trust yourselves. Trust your personal plans. Don't trust the goverment to help you. They won't be able to cope. They aren't stopping. As in Texas Hold'em, they've gone all in.

Guy/Greenbrier have little to do with natual tectonics. It's an artifical, man-made fault caused by injection.
Don't hold your breath waiting to find out if it's true. They won't even consider a possibility. They'll blame those mysterious unknown faults.

Bulllllllllllllllll pucks.

Now the torrents will kick in after I post this and let it be known I'm swearing a blue-streak that would make a drill sargent cringe.

And does it freaking matter exactly how big it will be? Really. Even a relatively modest quake in these soils will be devastating and widespread because it won't stop at one quake. The other faults will reset.

For those that are watching the quake maps for a clue when to expect something. Look around Marked Tree and along the Mississippi. There should be alarming signals before a major event. I believe some of the activity now are precursors. If you see a large number of small earthquakes running up and down the Mississippi, and along the "known faultines", especially the new one near Marriana, then you should prepare for the worst.

I did the best I could. I hope I helped you. And I am glad to call Susan my friend and applaud her bravery. I also thank all of you that have went above and beyond the call of duty. It proves you care. However, we are in the minority. The rest are sleepwalking or belong to the machine.

No one could have done more Susan and the other Arkansans. If they cannot stop the insanity, then what else is there to say. Nothing.

I suppose I should come out here when I'm angry at the world. It's just that there's been no break in the stupidity and I haven't found enough time to forgive them. They just keep pushing up the limits. They keep they're artillery firing.

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posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 07:21 PM
reply to post by Robin Marks

First, let me say Thank You for everything. I came here looking for information about the quakes, because I could find little if any information anywhere. And you and all the other wonderfully helpful, caring people here have given and given.... not just information but encouragement beyond measure.

I am prepared now ( as best as I can be), and that helps with the fear ( after all, the one thing in life I always counted on was the ground under my feet... not so anymore!) . I am trying to learn all I can , since knowledge is also a "fear fighter".

I sit here, looking at the moulding that popped loose and the hairline cracks in the sheetrock in every room .... not gonna fix it yet, maybe later this summer if and when there is a quiet time . I think about how much more this must be affecting those like Susan who are closer to the quakes than I am. I know we are all ready for it to stop !

I know that there is always hope that our "cries" have been heard, but I`m not counting on it.

Without all of you, I`d be as scared as I was the night of the 4.7 (not a pretty picture,trust me!) . But this is a support system like no other, and I will be eternally grateful.

Thank you again,

posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 09:15 PM
Odd jiggles and bumps around 9:09 CST; and to note that the animals were all very vocal at this time. I haven't checked seismos yet, wanted to document my observations first.

Will write more later...

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 06:12 AM
Just wanted to post an excerpt from a form letter that my US Senator from Pennsylvania, *Mr Snip* (R) sent to me yesterday, as a reply to my letter urging him to put a stop to fracking in Pennsylvania.

Dear Mr. *snip*, Thank you for contacting me with your concerns of energy, oil, and gas, and their costs. I appreciate hearing from you as I begin my service on behalf of Pennsylvania. Like you, I am very concerned about the increased cost of gasoline and other fuels. High energy prices hurt the wallets of households across the country and pose a serious threat to our economy. It also is troubling that we continue to import billions of barrels of oil every year from unfriendly and unstable parts of the world. Clearly, we need to advance policies that tackle these problems and help Americans who are concerned about how much they are paying at the pump. First and foremost, we need to produce significantly more energy here at home and put our country on the right track towards energy independence and affordable fuels. It is for this reason that I have been disappointed by the President's reluctance to a significant expansion of oil exploration and energy production within our own borders, including in the north Alaska coast. More oil production in the United States - both offshore and on land - will create jobs and bring new supplies to market, making us less dependent on the Middle East for our energy security. I will continue working with my Senate colleagues on policies that will bolster domestic oil production.

Judging by his response, one might suppose that the letter that I sent him was in support of fracking when it was exactly the opposite.
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posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 06:41 AM

Originally posted by butcherguy

Judging by his response, one might suppose that the letter that I sent him was in support of fracking when it was exactly the opposite.

Geez its like someone just tossed your letter into a big pile named "oil: form letter #4", without even really reading it.

I haven't been able to read this entire thread so maybe this has already been posted here. But I thought I would just note it after catching some of what Susan and others have gone through in trying to get them to see what the fracking is doing. It is from an ATS member in another thread HERE

Originally posted by Elliot
With great respect, earthquakes are not only caused by gradual earth movements of the plates.

For example, in Switzerland hot rock energy explorations had to be stopped because drilling was causing earthquakes and damaging many buildings.

WE can cause earthquakes by our activities.

So I did some searching and found these articles about it.
How Does Geothermal Drilling Trigger Earthquakes
Switzerland Geologist on Trial for Causing Quakes
Setback for Enhanced Geothermal Energy

It also truly makes me wonder about the new plan to drill to the earth's mantle.
ATS thread

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 07:34 AM
I'm not supersiticious. But I knew the moment I mentioned the quakes have almost ceased, there the would be a reaction which would prove me wrong. Overnight there were about 24 earthquakes. Two at 2.5M have been listed.

Unfortunately, I'm very pessimistic about the future of Arkansas because I believe the activity is like a run-away train. Once you get it rolling at top speed, good luck getting it stopped.

My pessimism is not wanted. I would rather look on the bright side of things. But I understand politics all to well. They won't stop. There is no stopping the policy of finding energy sources within the USA. One day soon, fracking wells will be surrounding Yellowstone. The Rebulicans are slashing budgets. There will be less regulation. Less enforcement of existing laws. And at the same time, they'll be more activity to monitor.

Ironically, I'm listening to NPR and their doing a story on Oklahoma and the oil industry. Trans Canada Pipeline wants to pump crude all the way from Alberta all the way down through Oklahoma to a refinery, and continue the pipeline to the gulf. Welcome to the future. Our addiction will kill us.

If you think the news lately has been depressing and overwhelming. Get ready. You ain't seen nothing yet.

This is only the preface.

The earthquakes in Arkansas are a prelude.

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 09:53 AM
Modern man has been raping and pillaging fragile Mother Earth's gifts for far too long and we're unfortunately paying a very dear price for it now in very horrific ways. I wasn't too surprised to find that extracting earth's natural resources, like water, have had a major environmental impact for a very long time. It is the extent of the long term damage that is distressing, as in the case of California's signifcant land subsidence (sinking) since the 1920's.
As an ironic side note, the eco-terrorists aka "environmentalists", have successfully transformed AmeriKa's breadbasket into a nonproductive dust bowl for the sake of the all-mighty endangered smelt. Aaaaaaaaah, yes....the endless insanity of the TPTB have spoken, loud and clear. R.I.P. Mother Earth.

Land subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley was first noted in 1935 when I. H. Althouse, a consulting engineer, called attention to the possibility of land subsidence near the Delano (Tulare-Wasco) area. The process was first described in print by Ingerson (1941, p. 40–42), who presented a map and profiles of land subsidence based on comparison of leveling of 1902, 1930, and 1940., (snip)

Four types of subsidence are known to occur in the San Joaquin Valley. In order of decreasing magnitude they are (1) subsidence caused by aquifersystem compaction due to the lowering of ground-water levels by sustained ground-water overdraft; (2) subsidence caused by the hydrocompaction of moisture-deficient deposits above the watertable; (3) subsidence related to fluid withdrawal from oil and gas fields; and (4) subsidence related to crustal neotectonic movements. Aquifer-system compaction and hydrocompaction have significantly lowered the land surface in the valley since about the 1920s, (snip) note: italics are mine

The economic impacts of land subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley are not well known. Damages directly related to subsidence have been identified, and some have been quantified. Other damages indirectly related to subsidence, such as flooding and long-term environmental effects, merit additional assessment. Some of the direct damages have included decreased storage in aquifers, partial or complete submergence of canals and associated bridges and pipe crossings, collapse of well casings, and disruption of collector drains and irrigation ditches. Costs associated with these damages have been conservatively estimated at $25,000,000 (EDAW-ESA, 1978). These estimates are not adjusted for changing valuation of the dollar, and do not fully account for the underreported costs associated with well rehabilitation and replacement. (snip)

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 10:04 AM
I fear you are right, Robin, and that the train has indeed left the station.

What's worse is that it is headed for a MASSIVE derailment and the conductors don't care or AR purposely steering us toward it.

Very few outside these forums see it. And are angry and anyone for mentioning it. They don't want to have they're sport/celebrity/politico obsession interrupted. There are just too many shiny things to chase after, I mean who cares about drab dirt and oil.

People's desires and fears are being manipulated and directed into self-destructive channels and have been for quite some time. It's lead us to where we are today.

They may have stopped injecting into those two wells, but others are still going strong.

This quake is right in the middle of a huge number of frac pads. Google earth shows them quite plainly.

It's all about energy and control.

Those who seek control are or have become somehow twisted and uncaring for those who they're supposed to be leading and protecting.

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 11:47 AM
Ugh. Pressure headache that comes and goes. Dizzyness. I hate to use this thread in this manner, and I hope I am wrong. Just saying I feel odd.

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 06:02 PM
Just a quick note to let everyone know I am still checking in everyday whether I post or not. I applaud everyones commitment to our discussion. Susan you get my heartfelt appreciation for your time, research, and tenacity to search out the truth and getting involved with MSM. Go gettem TIGER!!!

The resource bibliography for this discussion is at

I will update it again over the weekend. I have the next few days extremely busy and long hours, but will check for briefs each day.

Ciao for now.

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 09:53 AM
I just noticed something actually the cat called my attention to it. Several of the magnets on the fridge have worked their way to the bottom of it and she way playing with one. Even the flat business card types. I moved them back up higher again.

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 10:11 AM
Ok, I live in NC so this may have nothing to do with EQ events especially considering the distance between me and Arkansas and the New Madrid, but wanted to post in light of cureent world-wide seizmic activity.

For the past 5 days or so I have been having problems with my ears. One day I will wake up with an earache in one ear, the next morning it will be the other ear. Both ears feel clogged for most of the day and sounds are muffled, and I get ringing in my ears throughout the day. The earaches aren't painful so much as they are annoying, especially when I am trying to sleep. I am 34 and I haven't had this problem since I was a teenage and living in Italy and Washington State where the doctors never could explain why I had these symptoms. I've never had problems with ear infections except when I was an infant and outgrew them, but I guess it could be one explanation. I also periodically in the last week or so have had problems with my eyes not wanting to focus when reading (online or books), watching tv, or just walking and it makes me nauseated and dizzy feeling. It only lasts a few seconds and then passes, but I have to close my eyes and lower my head just to get my bearings again. Weird. Like I said this could be nothing, but thought I would share. If it doesn't pass soon, then I will be making a trip to the doctor.

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 11:07 AM
On 3-29-11 a fla. resident was outside tending to her garden and she felt the ground shaking. Here's a link of the video.

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 11:21 AM
Did drilling cause the woman in the video above to sink? That's very scarry

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by watchdog
To:watchdog, I live in Southern California, I to have the same symtoms. They started late afternoon before Japans big earthquake, three days after the quake I went to the Dr. because the pain had become unbearable, feels like a knitting needle is shoved thru one ear and out the other, also headache and nausea. The Dr. assured me that nothing is wrong with my ears which is what I expected, this isn't the first time they have done this before an earthquake. Pain seems to come and go now, but I do believe you need to pay attention to your instincts. Glad you posted this, I have read about alot of people also having these symtoms.

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 01:16 PM
reply to post by awakeinca

Thanks. Like I said, it could be nothing. While I was out today, I saw a plane and it reminded me of an analogy I could use for my ears feeling "clogged". It's like being in an airplane or traveling in the mountains when the air pressure changes and you feel it in your ears, but mine just will not "pop" no matter what I do. Yesterday it was both ears, the days prior and today it's just one ear, and it alternates day to day or sometimes throughout the day. I do have allergies, always have, and the pollen is high for our area with yellow dust covering everything and the weather has been nasty and cold, but allergies and sickness have never caused my ears to do this before so it's just weird.

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by watchdog

I hope you get relief. I hope the doctor can help.

I have been to ENTs, had dental surgery, MRIs CAT scans over the years. My only solution has been homeopathics (works more subtly) and ibuprofen (for emergency use when I have to function in a hurry)

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 04:17 PM

Got more on video today.

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