posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 03:55 PM
There has been speculation recently that the loud boom sounds and vibrations being reported around the USA could be related to the New Madrid fault
zone. So I decided to look at some of the accounts from the survivors of the 1811-1812 New Madrid series of earthquakes, which supposedly included 4
mega quakes, 3 major quakes, and thousands of minor quakes.
What I found is that several people wrote accounts of hearing what they described as loud booms that sounded like cannon blasts for up to 2-3 years
(depending on the location) before the earthquakes happened. The descriptions talk about these loud booms often being accompanied by vibration and
shaking sensations. The accounts describe these loud "cannon booms" as happening also right before the earthquakes happened.
They describe hearing the same loud booms they had been hearing for up to 3 years right before the big earthquakes hit. The only difference was that
the sound booms right before the quakes hit were louder than the previous booms that had been happening for the previous 2-3 years.
There are such accounts from places like Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. So, it appears that the speculation by some that the loud boom
noises that are being heard around the US might be related to the New Madrid fault zone, could indeed be correct.