VIA| The first thing that you need to know, is there are fifteen nuclear reactors within the New Madrid Fault Zone, that isFukushima times fifteen.The second thing you need to know is the New Madrid Fault Zone is SIX TIMES the size of the San Andreas Fault Zone. Third, the New Madrid Fault Zone is the largest and most active fault zone in the United States. I happen to know all of these facts personally. I lived in a little town called Munford, Tennessee, 35 miles North of Memphis and two hours South of Lake Reelfoot. We used to get 3.1 and below tremors all the time, it was just never reported, but I felt them just the same. The only time it even got local coverage was when it would go above a 4.0 and that was not all that unusual. Most people do not know anything about the New Madrid Fault Zone. In 1811 and 1812, four of the largest earthquakes in recorded history happened in the New Madrid. It caused lakes to drain permanently, sand and water geysers to shoot up from the ground, the Mississippi River RAN BACKWARDS and formed Lake Reelfoot. At one point, the Mississippi was actually 100 miles across at her widest. The New Madrid is a deep, subsurface rift and system of fault lines.
When the New Madrid goes we can expect 7.7 to 10.0 and above. And her aftershocks will be equally devastating. She will take cities like Memphis and St. Louis and New Orleans out to sea. In 1811 and 1812, this region, including: Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana were sparsely populated, so we did not see the devastation that we would see today. Or the devastation in the 1895 quake.
“National Level Exercise 11, or NLE 11, was, in essence, a replay of a disaster that happened 200 years earlier. On Dec. 16, 1811, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit the New Madrid fault line, which lies on the border region of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. It’s by far the largest earthquake ever to strike the United States east of the Rockies. Up to 129,000 square kilometers [50,000 square miles] were hit withraised or sunken lands, fissures, sinks, sand blows, and large landslides, according to the U.S. Geological Service. Huge waves on the Mississippi River overwhelmed many boats and washed others high onto the shore. High banks caved and collapsed into the river; sand bars and points of islands gave way; whole islands disappeared. People as far away as New York City were awakened by the shaking. More quakes, of a similar size, followed. But the loss of life was minimal: Not too many people lived in the area at the time. Today, there are more than 15 million people living in the quake zone. If a similar quake hit, 7.2 million people could be displaced, with 2 million seeking temporary shelter in the first three days, FEMA Associate Adminsitrator William Carwile told a Congressional panel in 2010. Direct economic losses for the eight states could total nearly $300 billion, while indirect losses at least twice that amount.”
” Buried in aWall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information.Â According to a Wal-Mart executive, Wal-Martparticipated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line earlier this summer.”
The U.S. Geological Survey “The number of earthquakes has increased dramatically over the past few years within the central and eastern United States. Nearly 450 earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and larger occurred in the four years from 2010-2013, over 100 per year on average, compared with an average rate of 20 earthquakes per year observed from 1970-2000. This increase in earthquakes prompts two important questions: Are they natural, or man-made? And what should be done in the future as we address the causes and consequences of these events to reduce associated risks? USGS scientists have been analyzing the changes in the rate of earthquakes as well as the likely causes, and they have some answers. USGS scientists have found that at some locations the increase in seismicity coincides with the injection of waste water in deep disposal wells. Much of this waste water is a byproduct of oil and gas production and is routinely disposed of by injection into wells specifically designed for thispurpose.”
I have been to Lake Reelfoot numerous times. There are places where you can actually stand on the fault line. You look down and it seems so innocuous, just this crack in the earth, but you feel it. It is a queasy vertigo, your entire nervous system is vibrating. It is terrify. At times, you can hear the vibration. But Lake Reelfoot is a beautiful hunting and fishing area. During the winter, it is the resting place for migrating Hawks and BaldEagles. Between January and February you see the mated pairs, they mate for life, and their juveniles. Dress very warmly and bring binoculars. Every tree has something perched in the tops. The Eagles are stunning. It is a life altering experience. And when the New Madrid goes, Lake Reelfoot will probably go with her. Take a good look at that map…will you be effected…? Are you even the least bit prepared…? Think long and hard about the ramifications of such a devastating event…who and what will you lose…? Our country is already adivided nation…we could literally become two countries…