reply to post by SusanFrey
I was wondering if you'd feel the Missouri quake. Missouri, the home of New Madrid.
Given the location, you'll notice that the Missouri river is to the north, and the Mississippi is to the east. I've noticed in the news that levees
are falling along the Missouri river to the west. I know the area was in flood stage a few weeks ago, but I figured the surge of water has moved to
the south. But there are flood warnings in many counties along the Missouri River. And remember, the flooding in the northwest Missouri, will be
heading downstream to make it's way to the Mississippi. These great moving volumes of water are putting a stress on faults. I believe the spring
melts and storms have lubricated the works. This mass would not be a constant. Floods surge. So, if you factor in the Missouri River flooding, you'll
see there will be two pronounced surges.
The weather has been cool in the northern states where the Missouri River flows. There's still snow melting in the mountains and there has been
significant rains. All along the U.S., Canada border, there cold artic air mass and the hot humid southerly flow are clashing. This means there is
much more water to come.
Water is the element to watch. It is essential for life. And it's the biggest killer and most destructive force on the planet.
What has everyone in the central and northeastern US been talking about this year?
The weather. The tornados. The rain. The floods.
What's everyone taking about it Texas and other southern states?
The rain. Or rather, the lack of it.
Susan. You should come live where I am. I live on top of one of the biggest lakes in the world. It's an area of old worn down mountains, lakes and
forest. When storms approach us, it's like watching waves on a rocky shoreline. The topography shreds apart the storms. There is a natural buffer
here. Of course, one day, we'll get a big forest fire. Or maybe a serious suprer cell coming off the pairies that produces of bad winds. Or hail.
Hell, no place is safe exactly.
But the destruction brought down upon the central US this year seems unrelenting.
I won't breath a word about the thoughts on climate change.
Because no one likes an I told you so...
Well, Susan, at least we can say the Arkansas is not getting any 3+ quakes. And the swarm seems to be still diminishing.
They will never start up the two injection wells again. In fact, it would be preferable if they did start them up for awhile. Because when they did,
the swarm would start again, and then you'd have absolute proof. Of course, it would upset you, and no one would like the experience of a return to
siemisity. But it would be conclusive.
They don't want it to be conclusive. The gas boys will never operate those two injection wells again. They've got the others. And the doubt casts a
fog. They like to operate in the fog of war.
I still hold that when you take the recent events in Arkansas, and the exceptional year of flooding, all things taken together, the risk of a major
earthquake, I mean earthquakes, along Mississippi is greatly increased.
Why am I writing instead of in the garden?
Blame it on the rain.
goodbye La Nina,
hello, who knows?