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Birds Point New Madrid Floodway Joint Information Center:
We will open the third crevasse (outflow) of the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway tomorrow at approximately 1 pm. Col. Reichling, Memphis District Commander, will speak following the operation.
about an hour ago via iPhone
3.1 SE Missouri Levee Blast36.95°N -89.14°W 0Km Deep 2011-05-03 03:02:50 UTC1970-01-01 00:00:00 US2011KLAI So the levee blastings are registering (or creating earthquakes all together) on the USGS.....
Can you provide a link? USGS not showing it (but are showing a 5.4 towards alaska really deep, too) earthquake.usgs.gov...
I count 25 rings...
I don't know... i'm not expert... But from what Greenzie and others have told us about the first explosion.... It knocked a house off its foundation... it was heard and felt 125 miles away... I had stated they used too much explosives... overkill!! then today they finally announced they actually did use too much... so... i mean considering how powerful that explosion was... It did register on the scales... but if i was to sling a sledge hammer hard enough... and i mean really heard... inhuman hard... it too would register... ...I'm just saying...
ohhhhh my bad
Breech #1: Monday night May 2 at 10:02::29 CDT Lat: 36.861 Lon: -89.162
Breech #2 Tuesday afternoon May 3, at 12:36:56 CDT Lat: 36.581 Lon: -89.483
Seismic monitoring stations operated by the University of Memphis, St Louis University, and the U.S. Geological Survey recorded the explosion of a portion of the Birds Point Levee by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) late monday evening. The event occurred at about 10:02pm CDT on May 2, 2011 (May 3 at 03:02:40 UTC) and had an equivalent magnitude of about 3. This was part of the USACE Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Operations Plan put into effect to stave off flooding in the town of Cairo, IL and elsewhere. Portions of the Mississippi river are expected to reach levels in the coming days not seen since the great flood of 1937.
The displayed seismogram was recorded on station HENM located about ten miles north of New Madrid, MO and about 20 miles southeast of the levee. Similar blasting activity is also conducted routinely in mines, quarries, road building, and other human endeavors and does not induce additional earthquakes. The added weight of the flood waters are only a tiny fraction of the weight of the earth's crust and are also not expected to induce earthquakes. The probability of a significant New Madrid earthquake is no higher nor lower as a result of the Birds Point operation or the flood waters.
Originally posted by thinkingthing
Does anyone know how many total homes have been flooded throughout all the affected states? Also, a total number of evacuations? It seems like totals should be easy to find, as it's important info, but so far I've had no luck. I find little blurbs about certain towns and neighborhoods here and there, but no comprehensive coverage.
lawyers met with more than 80 residents of the floodway and surrounding areas