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New Madrid Fault Region: Area Residents Noticing Sulfur Smells In Arkansas And Missouri

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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Thanks for that - and stay safe you guys!




posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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Well you wanted sources here they are:

www.youtube.com...
possibility here:
www.youtube.com...
Maybe the BP disaster is going to cause a devastation beyond what we had calculated. Too much ground fissure and reflection in the central and southwestern american region that could give way.
did you know that there are 15 nuclear plants within a couple of miles of that fault?
endtimesrevelations.wordpress.com...
Guess that's why we have fixed a lot of bridges and roads along this region!
Next I couldn't help notice the Rossby wave effect I am seeing in the national forecast that's dipping from Canada all the way down to Baja California, please check out. en.wikipedia.org... Makes me wonder if the ripple effect from the Rossby wave could help influence earthquakes by its ripple effect on the Earth's surface!
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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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Off topic, What the heck is that in the above post?!? I don't remember seeing that warning before, ever. Of course, I probably don't get around enough.
ETA: It had a weird LIES warning. And now it doesn't. I know it's late, but I don't think I'm hallucinating.

Back to the point at hand, Thanks redcoat for the heads up. I live on the Gulf Coast and have noticed the sulfur smell as well, but our water wells frequently smell of sulfur. I did notice it at random recently and remember thinking, that's not normal, but will have to rack my brain to remember where. Also, I too would be very interested in your explanation of the GOM collapse of the seabed. You see to imply this will occur before a quake on the NM. Will it then add pressure to the fault? Possibly causing a rift to open and then the Great Lakes drain down and cause the flooding, a la Cayce? Because I am having a hard time seeing how the drop in sea level will cause flooding otherwise.

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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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Here's an interesting article on how the BP oil spill has never been fully contained.

"Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons" (October 11, 2011)

environmentalarmageddon.wordpress.com...

Here's an interesting statement:


Evidently, numerous Youtube video postings not only confirm that BP and multiple federal agencies who were on the scene were not revealing all to the public, but that unknown quantities of hydrocarbons were still leaking out from the reservoir at high pressure and seeping through multiple fault lines to the seabed. “It is not possible to “cap” this oil,” reads Mr. Lim’s analysis. “Until a solution is found to seal these fissures, the hydrocarbons, including , Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) will continue to leak uncontrollably”.


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In a letter dated 14 January, 2011 that was sent to Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Congressman John Shimkus Chairman Subcommittee on Environment and Economy, BK Lim warned the congressmen and their committees about the current state of the sub-seabed in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). In the document, an in-depth assessment of the emergency was provided. It explains why action must be taken immediately. The evaluation of the emergency in the Gulf conducted by Mr. Lim appears credible and is based on his 30 years of experience analyzing the geologic structure of both dry land and underwater drilling sites for major oil industry companies and leading geohazards contractors such as Fugro Geodetic (M) Sdn Bhd, TL Geohydrographics Sdn Bhd, and RPS Energy Pty Ltd.

“The vaporization of enormous amounts of methane hydrates on a scale not seen before, the release of stresses between the lower and upper crust resulting in the abnormal occurrences of low magnitude, shallow earthquakes adjacent to the New Madrid Fault, the sub-seabed underground erosion in the vicinity of the shelf edge undermining the slope stability with possible tsunami-generating, giant, submarine landslides,” said Mr. Lim.


I highly recommend reading the entire article for more details about the scope of this disaster that they're finding.


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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:18 AM
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Thanks for this.I've been very suspicious of the bird deaths here in Beebe,AR.Time will tell what happens,but in the meantime all i can do is prepare the best i can.


 
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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Words from another expert...

"Could The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Cause A Massive Earthquake Along The New Madrid Fault Line?" (June 30, 2010)


Well, a retired Texaco geologist-geophysicist named Jack M. Reed who has been studying the geology of the Gulf of Mexico for over 40 years believes that the Gulf of Mexico is currently tectonically active.

In fact, Reed believes that it is the Gulf of Mexico that is the likely origin for New Madrid seismic activity. According to Reed, there is evidence that the New Madrid seismic zone is directly connected with geological features in the Gulf of Mexico....

"This northeast trending earthquake zone appears to connect with the northeast trending Monroe Uplift, the LaSalle Arch and, possibly, to an active seismic zone located in and around Sabine Lake on the Texas-Louisiana border."

Not only that, but Reed believes that the key to unlocking the mystery behind the New Madrid fault zone lies in examining the "deeply buried tectonics" in the Gulf.... "This entire zone through the United States is suffering some type of tectonic activity that I believe is tied to the deeply buried tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico."

So has BP disturbed those "deeply buried tectonics" by drilling such a deep well? Let's hope not.


thisistheendoftheworldasweknowit.com...



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Red Cloak
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 Missouri.

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 completion.


respectfully, I think there could be other reasons for this. There is a lot of fracking in the area and sulfur contaminates well water, which could also be a reason? Specific sources would help.


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.


surface water causes the magma chamber to move? I don't think so, but I'm no expert. According to This article about predicting eruptions,

Determining the timing of an eruption in a monitored volcano depends on measuring a number of parameters, including, but not limited to, seismic activity at the volcano (especially depth and frequency of volcanic earthquakes), ground deformations (determined using a tiltmeter and/or GPS, and satellite interferometry), and gas emissions (sampling the amount of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by correlation spectrometer, or COSPEC).


Yes, sulfur is present, but more than reports of a smell are needed before jumping to the doom and gloom conclusion. This site has a good discussion of volcanic gasses:
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov... roles.html



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.


scientifically, this would make sense. Here is a cool site listing 600+ newspaper, eye witness, etc. references to the 1811-12 quakes. I haven't read through them, but it may be interesting for some:
www.ceri.memphis.edu...



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


I wouldn't go this far this quickly. More sources and info are needed to determine where the sulfer is really coming from.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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I live and work in central AR. Yesterday while driving I noticed two different USGS trucks in the area. One was parked near a monitor of some sort. The other was several miles away from where I saw the first one. The second truck was parked in the ditch and the driver was standing on a hillside wearing a backpack. The area of interest was between Morrillton and Center Ridge. I too have noticed an oder similar to sulfer and a fishy taste in the water.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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I was driving home Monday night and noticed a sulfur smell going down road in Tallahassee, Fl. I have never smelled sulfur there before, ever. Could this be connected?? I know Arkansas is a solid 500 miles away, but still it's the southeast region. Dunno, now I'm gonna do some investigating.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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Doesn't propane smell like sulfur? I live in New-Brunswick and last week around 5:30am I went outside to take a leak and there was a very distinct and quite strong smell outside that smelled like propane. There's no farm or anything within at least 40 miles from where I live. There's one gas station with a propane tank about 1 1/2 mile from here but there wasn't any problem with it otherwise I would of heard about it. I live in a very small and EXTREMELY talkative village... You can't fart without the people at the other end of it knows within seconds...

I went to recheck a couple times an it was still smelling the same till 7ish...



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:10 AM
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how many people use converters on their cars? Did you know converters when working properly give out a sulphur smell?

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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by _R4t_
Doesn't propane smell like sulfur? I live in New-Brunswick and last week around 5:30am I went outside to take a leak and there was a very distinct and quite strong smell outside that smelled like propane. There's no farm or anything within at least 40 miles from where I live. There's one gas station with a propane tank about 1 1/2 mile from here but there wasn't any problem with it otherwise I would of heard about it. I live in a very small and EXTREMELY talkative village... You can't fart without the people at the other end of it knows within seconds...

I went to recheck a couple times an it was still smelling the same till 7ish...


When we had our propane explosion here, I didn't smell sulfur. But, you best hope you never have to smell propane. OMG will that make you sick for days. It was extremely foul smelling that lasted for hours. That's all I know. That was the one day I quit smoking.

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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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I've got kin in Arkansas and they have'nt reported any bad smells to me. Although they said there was another bird die-off a few months back, in the same area as last years.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by minor007
how many people use converters on their cars? Did you know converters when working properly give out a sulphur smell?

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What do you mean by "converter"? A properly working catalytic converter smells nothing like sulfur, though it does stink!



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Very strange, I live in Western Europe and I smelled sulfur the entire day yesterday. Never happened before.

Eh probably nothing, but stay safe guys.
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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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I'm in Tennessee..haven't smelled any type of sulfur smell but I will keep a nose out and report if I do... thanks for the thread as I was not aware.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Yes, propane DOES smell like sulfur. I grew up in a house that used propane for heat. We had a big propane tank in our bark yard. Directly on the tank was a card of instructions/warnings...and one way you know you have a propane leak is the smell of sulfur. Every now and then I would smell it, typically I would smell it in the spring/summer...I don't know if the heat in the air causes some propane to leech out or what, I'm no expert lol I just know I've smelled a lot of sulfur from our propane tank.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by mr10k

Originally posted by bright821
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did a 2 year old write this


Dunno, but my 3-year old sister easily imitated your post.

As for the OP, any sources you an link to, making it easier? I have some right here:

Missouri Sulfur Monitoring



www.wunderground.com...
Regarding the Monitoring of Sulfur Dioxide:

What is sulfur dioxide pollution?
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) pollution is produced when sulfur containing fuels are burned. High concentrations of SO2 can aggravate respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. In high quantities, SO2 can harm plants and cause rain to become acidic. Visit the Weather Underground's sulfur dioxide pollution page for more information.


www.wunderground.com...


Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is a colorless, reactive gas. It is produced when sulfur-containing fuels such as coal and oil are burned, during the smelting of metal, and by other industrial processes. It can also enter the atmosphere naturally when volcanos erupt, and as sulfate particles from ocean spray. Generally, the highest concentrations of SO2 are found near large industrial sources


I checked a bit deeper and noted that most of the testing stations are in major cities which makes me think it could be from industrial sources. Also this abovementioned states that it can enter the atmosphere when volcanoes erupt. I don't t think any volcanoes are erupting.
www.dnr.mo.gov...



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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Red Cloak,
I am from one of the states you listed. I will go ahead and thank you for this thread and second what you are stating of the smell. One day the stench was so foul, my boyfriend said it smelled like a rotten sewer had been flooded onto land. It was disgusting. However that is not the only time there has been a stench in the air, multiple times we have smelled the smell that almost smells like burning hair, like you are breathing in burnt hair, its nasty. Also there have been days where what you breathe and smell, feels wet and sour, if that makes any sense. So there are a few ways I can describe some of the odd smells we have been having. Might I add, these stenches linger a while before gone again or changing. It is, Nasty.
Thanks for posting..



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