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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 Feb, 18 2011 @ 03:47 AM
There is a seismogram chart from Woolly Hollow State Park in Arkansas on the front page of Yahoo right now, and it is the first story that you see. I have never seen that before.


Interesting, hopefully this will not be a new trend.

edit on 18-2-2011 by PacificBlue because: grammar

edit on 18-2-2011 by PacificBlue because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 03:48 AM

Update time = Fri Feb 18 9:21:26 UTC 2011

MAP 4.3 2011/02/18 08:13:35 35.271 -92.377 6.3 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.5 2011/02/18 08:10:30 -3.545 126.663 42.4 BURU, INDONESIA
MAP 4.9 2011/02/18 08:03:16 26.569 143.688 10.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 2.8 2011/02/18 06:10:33 35.194 -92.378 5.0 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.0 2011/02/18 04:59:50 35.251 -92.409 5.0 ARKANSAS
MAP 5.3 2011/02/18 04:23:18 -4.665 153.140 54.1 NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 2.5 2011/02/18 04:04:35 58.769 -152.638 76.1 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 2.9 2011/02/18 02:30:13 35.280 -92.340 5.0 ARKANSAS
MAP 4.6 2011/02/18 01:21:52 26.557 143.506 10.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 2.6 2011/02/18 01:00:53 61.519 -149.846 25.2 SOUTHERN ALASKA

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 03:50 AM
Arkansas and Earthquakes

edit on 2/18/2011 by Hx3_1963 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:12 AM

Originally posted by westcoast
OMG you any of you realize this is pretty much centered right in the middle of a hot spring?

Hot Spring National Park:

MAP now I am going to say it. It looks like something is migrating.

It is nowhere near centred on a hot spring westcoast. It has to be at least 80 miles away.

As mentioned earlier in the thread I produced a PDF back in January as a response to the GLP thread about there being a volcano under Guy/Arkansas. This never got shown on ATS until this thread as it was a response to a u2u.

You should have a read of it and see if you agree with what is actually not just my opinion.

I think we would probably do well to remember that this particular swarm has always been, and continues to be, centred right around Guy in an area that does not extend beyond 8km from the central point that I marked here:

Someone came on the thread last night/early hours of this morning for me and said there is an history of seismicity in this area. Sorry beg to differ. In this tiny area as I have demonstrated there is virtually no previous history of seismicity. There is a little in the 1980s and nothing between then and now. Additionally nothing between 1900 and 1982.

This was shown in this graph. Here it is again.

That makes the current swarm very specific to this area. I also said that what we need is GPS measurements for this area so if anyone comes across them please let us know. I don't think we can make any judgements as to what is happening without those, other than to say that this activity is definitely connected to the gas industry.

I am thinking that this is a progressive breakout of pressurised disposed fluids. I do take on board the point that if this was production wells we would be seeing it all over the place. If however as they are inferring Guy is the only area where these fluids have been disposed then being as this is a shale area a breakdown of the storage is possible.

If that is the case then this swarm will subside.

Just my thoughts overnight.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:15 AM
reply to post by PacificBlue

Maybe for you but it takes me straight to Yahoo Ireland and a story about Simon Cowell signing a 10 year old singer!

Can you provide a direct link to the article?

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:34 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

here's the link to story with the seismogram display he was referring to, I read it earlier

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:35 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

Okay, thanks for clearing that up. I think in trying to compare the GEE station map to the USGS map and a map of the state of AR...I got it off by a bit. Still though, that there are even hot springs near there could be significant.

Great map (of course) I have got to go to bed, so will look at the linked info in the morning.

Your theory would explain some of the weird seismos...hmmm. Hopefully you are correct and this current calm will continue!!

Good night!

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:37 AM
reply to post by berkeleygal

Thanks berkleygal. That is the woody hollow seismo referenced in my signature by the way.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:40 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

Ah so! was wondering where that one was located at. I have been watching and refreshing it like mad for hours this morning. thank ye!

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:41 AM
reply to post by westcoast

Go straight to bed. Do not dream. Sleep. This will be gone in the morning.

(That is not a prediction by the way)


Sleep the sleep of mortals
In the slumberland of dreams
And open up the portals
To the land of Kings and Queens
Listen to the fairies laugh
And hear the hare bells peal
Walk the soft and rambling path
Between the golden fields
Dream of what you want to be
And where you want to go
Of the beautiful green valley
And of mountains capped with snow
And when your wandering wondering soul
From slumber must return
And leave the wooded watering hole
As dawn's faint light doth burn
Come gently back with love in mind
For all your kith and kin
With care enough for all mankind
And harmony within.

Written by me a long time ago when I had a soul

Note to the mods: My apologies for this completely off topic post but I think we all need a bit of calm amongst the storm. I hope you will see fit to leave the post in place.

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 04:50 AM

Interesting vid by dutchsinse.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:10 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

Great post. I was saying all along that there must be some reason why the quakes are centered in this region. Apart from volcanism, I was wondering if water logged up in the sediments tthere could be causing these swarms. I was looking at a map which shows a sort of rift under the area. Could sediment be colapsing into it; are these quakes a precursor to some sort of massive sink hole. Also the fact that there is a rift underneath the area could mean that some sort of hot-spot was once present there.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:13 AM
reply to post by strato

What surprises me that he says he has studied this in depth yet does not recognise gas and oil wells and oil pipelines? He has not even bothered to research the area?

Some kind of drilling rig? Oh well done that man. What a real eyeopener NOT.

There should be a law against people like this! Underground base being built? Get real. He thinks it is weird not to have street view in the middle of nowhere as well?

Then he connects it with Blackjack. What a complete durrbrain!

"Well that settles it" he says, "this is some kind of crazy drilling operation."

Throw the man a fish. Actually that last statement was about the only truth in the whole sorry video. It is crazy indeed.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:15 AM
reply to post by shikori

Could sediment be colapsing into it; are these quakes a precursor to some sort of massive sink hole.

Scary thought but (I am going to regret saying this) not totally beyond the bounds of possibility given the previous history of sand blows etc in the region.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:20 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

I just got some info on a scientific study into the hot springs.

The origin of the hot springs has been
debated since the time of Dunbar and
Hunter’s visit in 1804. Most
explanations have focused on one of
two alternatives: Do the waters rise
from hot magmas at depth? Or are they
originally rainwater which has
percolated down deep into the earth’s
crust, there to be heated by some
unknown process? Over the last
several decades, sensitive chemical
techniques have been developed that
provide some of the answers to these
The water of the hot springs, like all
water, is made up of the elements
hydrogen and oxygen in the form,
O. Each of these two elements has
closely similar forms known as
isotopes. Geochemists at the United
States Geological Survey have
measured with great accuracy the
abundance of the isotopes of
hydrogen and oxygen in the spring
waters. By comparing these results
with the results obtained by analyzing
large numbers of different kinds of
waters from all over the world, these
scientists conclude that this water now
flowing from the hot springs is not
water given off by cooling magmas at
depth. It is, in fact, rainwater.
Furthermore, analyses of carbon- 14,
another isotope present in the water,
indicate that this rainwater originally
fell in the Hot Springs area some four
thousand years ago.

How does four thousand year old
rainwater become heated to an average
temperature of 143
F (61
C)? The
answer is still speculative. We do
know that the temperature of the
earth’s crust increases with depth. The
average increase worldwide in on the
order of 3- 5
F (2- 3
C) for every
additional 300 feet of depth and is due
to the release of heat by the natural
radioactive decay of potassium,
uranium and thorium in the crust as
well as from compression of the
planet’s interior by gravity. We can
heat rainwater simply by letting it
percolate downward to the desired
depth and temperature. If we can then
make this heated water rise back up to
the surface rapidly, so that it doesn’t
have a chance to cool, we will make a hotspring. Sorry no backspace key

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:22 AM

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:28 AM
The pluton you talked about in article could possibly have magma beneath this. Is there any chance that this magma could have broken through the rocks. Could injection be a possible reason for the localized swarms.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 05:49 AM
3 sub 2's between 4-6 cst

and another small one just after 6 cst...

and another around 6:19 cst...

edit on 2/18/2011 by Hx3_1963 because: updated totals

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 06:25 AM
There has been a lot of activity during the night, and they have gotten stronger.Thank you Westcoast and everyone who stayed on this thread to keep everyone informed. I appreciate being able to go back through the posts to see what was happening...we can only anticipate what this day will bring.

posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 06:29 AM
Good Morning - managed to get 2 1/2 hours sleep and missed the 4.3. My screen just did that thing again followed by the out to Sea feeling. Appears we are far from done.

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