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3.9 mag On the New Madrid Fault

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:55 PM
This is larger than anything I seen since the late 80's in sourthen Illinois. The timing worries me. I live in central Illinois. This has me very concerned with everything else popping around the country today and this week. Sorry if this is posted. Didn't see it in a search.

edit on 29-10-2012 by GoldenRuled because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:29 PM
Hmm Southeast MO here...didn't feel anything or hear about this til just now.

Thanks for sharing

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:47 PM
I could be wrong, but you might check your fault lines. I don't think it was on the NM. It is a little hair raising however.

(As a side note, I spent my first 19 years in Mattoon/Charleston and I slept through the one that came through in the '80's. That is the only quake I have been through and don't even remember it.

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:57 PM
Since the 7.7 a couple days ago smaller EQ's have echoed across the US. There was even one in Arkansas.

The New Madrid fault zone is six times bigger than the San Andreas fault zone in California and it covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. The biggest earthquakes in the history of the United States were caused by the New Madrid fault. Now there are fears that the New Madrid fault zone could be coming to life again, and if a "killer earthquake" does strike it could change all of our lives forever.


About 200 years ago, in 1811 and 1812, there were four earthquakes that were so powerful in the area of the New Madrid fault zone that they are still talked about today. All four of the quakes were estimated to have been magnitude-7.0 or greater. It is said that those earthquakes opened deep fissures in the ground, caused the Mississippi River to run backwards and that they were felt as far away as Boston.

With the many quakes in Oklahoma/Arkansas alone.. I've lived here my whole life and just until the past couple years have I ever experienced any type of feelable seismic activity. Since '68 no large EQ's have come from New Madrid, until recently quite a few of what I would refer to as likely being foreshocks point towards New Madrid becoming active again.

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 04:28 PM
Just in the past 5 days there are 6 smaller EQ's definetly attributed to the New Madrid fault.

MAP 3.9 2012/10/29 07:39:24 35.205N 90.636W 23.1 9 km ( 5 mi) SW of Parkin, AR
map 2.9 2012/10/29 06:49:05 35.611N 81.999W 6.1 6 km ( 4 mi) SSE of West Marion, NC
map 2.4 2012/10/29 01:19:10 36.602N 91.657W 2.1 1 km ( 1 mi) NW of Koshkonong, MO
map 2.1 2012/10/28 06:26:20 35.520N 92.218W 3.2 6 km ( 4 mi) SSW of Higden, AR
MAP 3.1 2012/10/27 23:00:34 35.466N 96.581W 4.9 22 km (14 mi) NW of Bearden, OK
map 2.4 2012/10/26 19:09:13 35.522N 92.231W 0.1 6 km ( 4 mi) SSW of Higden, AR
map 2.0 2012/10/26 07:53:32 35.518N 92.230W 3.7 7 km ( 4 mi) SSW of Higden, AR
map 1.9 2012/10/26 03:49:28 36.189N 89.523W 5.2 9 km ( 6 mi) SSW of Ridgely, TN
map 1.2 2012/10/26 01:32:17 36.598N 89.579W 9.6 5 km ( 3 mi) WNW of New Madrid, MO
map 2.5 2012/10/25 23:34:59 43.355N 78.634W 5.0 7 km ( 4 mi) ENE of Olcott, NY
map 2.0 2012/10/25 19:49:56 35.521N 92.225W 6.6 6 km ( 4 mi) SSW of Higden, AR
map 2.4 2012/10/25 00:21:30 34.691N 84.942W 11.3 9 km ( 5 mi) SSE of Dalton, GA
map 2.3 2012/10/24 03:20:17 45.222N 74.367W 14.2 40 km (25 mi) NW of Chateaugay, NY

Out of these 13 quakes 6 occured along the new madrid. Maybe more but i'm quite sure that the ones in AR and OK are caused by the new madrid, correct me if i'm wrong.

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 04:31 PM
You could be right. Haven't had much time to do the research, been storm watching....

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 04:36 PM
Yeah same here. Just all the water that may get dumped on New Madrid from the hurricane got me thinkin.. hmm

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 04:46 PM

Originally posted by actualfactuals
Yeah same here. Just all the water that may get dumped on New Madrid from the hurricane got me thinkin.. hmm

Its not tracking toward the new madrid after landfall...

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 04:50 PM
Then there goes that theory. Was just thinking out loud.

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:11 PM
I have been quaking quite faithfully for the last couple years and I will say that I think the NMF has been rather quiet.

I live in Memphis, so I keep a VERY close eye on all the action.

I did witness some earthquake cloud anomalies around the time of the Japan quake in Memphis, however, they have not materialized in to any shaking......thank God!!

My lazy a$$ slept through the one this morning. I think this one happened on a newly discovered fault line that they discovered last year.

While they think it is not part of the NMF, they say it is capable of producing a 7+ quake
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:23 PM
I hadn't heard about that until just now. Thank you for the update.

"We have determined that there is a fault line in Eastern Arkansas that is not associated with the New Madrid Fault Line. The U.S. Geological Survey came in and studied the area that we had indicated as possible for a fault line and used seismic reflection equipment to research the area based on our research that we presented to them," said Al-Shukri.

"The technology they used is similar to equipment that is used to look for oil. They were able to look several hundred meters deep under the surface and confirm that there is an active fault line in that area," said Al-Shukri.

This is more than likely the cause for all of the recent quakes in AR.

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