Over the past year or so, there have been several reports of people in towns in Arkansas and Missouri, near the New Madrid fault region, that are
smelling a foul odor in the air. Some compare it to dead animals or bodies, and some to sulfur.
These reports have been increasing over the last few months, and people reported noticing the smell before a recent earthquake in the region, in
The smell of sulfur would indicate that the volcanoes in the region are beginning to activate, and that the water in-flow from the affected North
American plate area (along with the pressure from the Caribbean plate), due to the destabilizing of the Gulf of Mexico sea bed, is now near to
This combined with the flooding of the New Madrid rift area (which happened with the great floods earlier in the region), means that the magma chamber
can now move and begin to force its way up, as the Gulf of Mexico sea floor begins to collapse, and that the necessary destabilizing of the fault area
has occurred (best way to cause a quake is to flood a fault). The pressure would be actually placed also in areas like Atlantic coast and
Kansas-Oklahoma for example.
Around the time of the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes, people in the area where the quakes occurred, noted the smell of sulfur, and especially after
the quakes hit, many eyewitness accounts described a stench of sulfur in the air. This was due to the releasing of fumes from the magma chamber, up
through cracks, with the pressure pushing it from the eruption sequence.
These smells are near to the area where some of the mass bird die offs recently happened in Arkansas as well.
The sulfur smell is a bad sign. It has probably taken this long just for the underground rift to flood with sea water. The fault line river areas were
also already bombed and filled with river water as well, thanks to the corps of engineers.
So, the only thing missing now would be a trigger. If a trigger comes, then there will be an eruption of the fault line, which could also allow for
the Gulf of Mexico sea floor to collapse and sink, thus lowering the sea level of the New Madrid fault region. This would cause massive flooding,
which would also include tsunamis caused by the enormous earthquakes that would occur.
It may not be imminent, as sulfur smells were reported in the region quite awhile before the first quake in 1811. However, since the sulfur smells
have now been reported for quite awhile in the current time, and since the reports of sulfur smells increased before the recent earthquake in Missouri
- this would seem to imply that a quake is near. With the recent Missouri quake perhaps even being a fore quake.
edit on 13-3-2012 by Red Cloak
because: (no reason given)