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Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 22:40:07 UTC
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 at 06:40:07 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
8.7 km (5.4 miles)
10 km (6 miles) SW (215°) from Maryville, TN
12 km (7 miles) ENE (78°) from Greenback, TN
12 km (8 miles) SE (137°) from Friendsville, TN
34 km (21 miles) SSW (195°) from Knoxville, TN
216 km (134 miles) N (9°) from Atlanta, GA
horizontal +/- 1.1 km (0.7 miles); depth +/- 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
NST= 10, Nph= 17, Dmin=14 km, Rmss=0.12 sec, Gp=119°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=A
Southeast U.S. Seismic Network
Originally posted by esteay812
reply to post by pasiphae
I absolutely agree with you.
If there is a link that can be found, and proved as fact, between any of these things, it would definitely signal a great change.
I have no idea what the consequences of such changes could be, but I would bet that they are not changes for the better.
Thinking about this a bit, I wondered what the interior of our planet looks like? I mean, obviously, we pump massive amounts of oil from the interior of our home and have no real idea of what can happen as a result.
What does happen when such large quantities are extracted for such a long period of time, in locations all around the globe?
Are giant reservoirs, once filled by crude oil, now immense empty cavities? If there are giant cavities under the crust, what could result from this? Could they collapse from the weight they are trying to support?
Could massive flows of air roar through the cavities, as streams of air flows from one opening to another? Could such an airflow possibly be responsible for the strange, low-pass frequency, sound phenomena heard around the world in the recent past?
Could these immense cavities somehow effect the weather on the surface, making it cooler, warmer, or even causing less temperature variation from season to season - like a change of the insulating properties?
How long does it take for the Earth to replenish the supply of crude? When the oil is extracted, do the cavities fill with some other substance, where they are not left simply 'hollow'?
Originally posted by esteay812
reply to post by 08051962
Hello Oateofivewonineseckstoo, (lol, couldn't resist the challenge)
Thanks for your post. Although it seems I am not geographically far from your region, I do not hear lots of the news about St. Louis or even Memphis.
I am not sure if you notice it, but it almost seems as Memphis is part of a different stat than Tennessee... Well, I guess it would be different for you and Knoxville or Johnson City/Bristol would probably seem like part of a different state.
Personally, I have never experienced a noticeable Earthquake, but from what I understand, a 4.0 is capable of producing noticeable movement and even damage to the areas it hits. I don't believe St. Louis is real far from Memphis, so I believe you when you say you noticed it.
I hope you never have to experience 'The Big One' from the New Madrid Fault. I am no expert, but have read in some places that the New Madrid could be responsible for an Earthquake unlike any experienced in the USA before it.
Has Memphis prepared for this possibility through the construction of the city's buildings and homes? I hope there has been some care taken to make the population as safe as can be.
I do hope the recent attention given to the quakes in this area is not indicative of what lies in wait over the next weeks and months.
Stay safe and please, update us with anything new you learn, I would appreciate that a lot.
thanks again for your post.