Skip to comments.MU Researcher Says the Next Large Central US Earthquake May Not Be In New Madrid
Posted on 02/08/2011 10:36:15 AM PST by decimon
2000 years of Chinese records shows migrating mid-continent earthquakes
COLUMBIA, Mo. This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central U.S.
Now, based on the earthquake record in China, a University of Missouri researcher says that mid-continent earthquakes tend to move among fault systems, so the next big earthquake in the central U.S. may actually occur someplace else other than along the New Madrid faults.
Mian Liu, professor of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Science at MU, examined records from China, where earthquakes have been recorded and described for the past 2,000 years. Surprisingly, he found that during this time period big earthquakes have never occurred twice in the same place.
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Who’s at fault ping.
When the Mississippi River went backwards for several miles...
In sum - the next earthquake might occur someplace else from where it happened before.
Besides shipping as many jobs as we can overseas to China, we apparently need to import Chinese here because we just don’t
have any native Americans that are experts in the field of earthquake geology.... At least none that MU could find.
the guy should be a weather forcaster. Actual words from a weather forcaster in Lansing MI. “We will be getting 12” of snow over the next 24 hours although it might be less, or it could be more”
Not that anyone other than myself is actually going to read the actual press release (or the actual scientific journal article), but:
“Along with co-authors Seth Stein, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at Northwestern University, and Hui Wang, a Chinese Earthquake Administration researcher”
Seth Stein isn’t Chinese.
When the Yellowstone Caldera blows, it will take all the pressure off the NMF.
Except I’ll be burial under a few feet of ash.
On the bright side, I will save on funeral costs.
Not too many ways one could be buried deeper cheaper. - If the New Madrid blows, we’re in Tennessee and looks like projections show where we’re located to end up on the COASTLINE with most of west Tennessee underwater. - I’ve a friend who lives in Colorado; if the Yellowstone Caldera blows, she’s in a bad place. - I’d like to move further east in Tennessee, out of Tornado Alley and where the weather is usually a little milder; but hubby’s not interested mostly ‘cause his mommy, who’s going on 88 apparently thinks this area is the navel of the universe. It also gets harder and harder to move when you get older; but I think I could if it came up.
On the bright side, I will save on funeral costs.
And some day you'll be dug out. Like at Pompeii.
“Seth Stein isnt Chinese”
Yes. Not too many Chinese are named Seth Stein.
However, “Mian Liu, professor of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Science at MU”... Is Chinese.
That’s who I was referring to. I guess my original post was not clear.
I’ve lived in MO and TX in Tornado Alley all my life. Let’s see tornadoes, lightning strikes, falling trees, floods, fires, motorcycle wreaks, car wreaks, gunshot wounds, falls, sharp objects, earthquakes, volcanoes, swine flu, cancer, heart disease, ebola, ...
The only thing that worries me is Democrats.
wrecks not wreaks
I’ve been up since 2:30 — it’s been a long day.
Democrats worry me, too. We have neighbors out here (to whom we have been good neighbors) who are BIG Democrats who do not like us because we didn’t vote for and weren’t snowed by the Clintons. I put up with the rudest behavior and was treated disrespectfully in these neighbors’ home when Bill was messing around with the intern and lying under oath. (I hadn’t said a word about it; just got attacked out of the blue.) I don’t know if they voted for Obama or not; I’ve quit doing all the trying at being “neighborly”. I’m sure they can’t fathom that the Clintons and the Obamas are cut from the same cloth; and that the Clintons paved the way for the Communist/Socialist. I mean, we’ll still do anything we can for anybody, but I’m tired of years of mostly being ignored or treated disrespectfully. I think they’re from the old school that thinks that the Democrats are more for the “poor people” than the Republicans, and that anyone who’s a Republican is just uppity. Too bad.
I would like to move further east in hopes of getting away from the New Madrid thing and the tornados, also in hopes of maybe getting some milder weather. We have our place here set up pretty comfortable, but it wouldn’t do us much good under a hundred feet of ocean from the gulf after a New Madrid earthquake. Oh well; if I can just stay away from the Democrats, I guess I’m fairly safe.
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It's when they start operating outside the lines that you really gotta worry.
“And some day you’ll be dug out. Like at Pompeii. “
I guess I’d better start sleeping in my funeral clothes.
“If you can control it, you can control it so why worry about it? If you can’t control it, you can’t control it, so why worry about it?” Yogi Berra
Or something like that.
Archeology Paper from 2345 A.D.:
“New evidence reveals that the move to casual daily clothing in the early 21st century may be related to the use of formal dress when sleeping...”
I going out nekkid....just like I came in.
Can ya spell Reelfoot Lake? ... I knew you could.
Born and raised in New Madrid County, Missouri. I remember a quake we had and it must have been somewhere around 1948-1950, I was a wee lad playing in my front yard when it hit, it knocked me to my butt, I picked myself up only to hit the ground again.
I thought it was the most fun ever. My mother didn’t agree, as it broke a lot of dishes.
"We ain't fakin', whole lotta shakin' goin' on...
See post #13
It’s spot on.
I don’t think you have to worry about being under 100 feet of water if another series of quakes like New Madrid occurs. The Mississippi did run backwards briefly, and large amounts of fallen trees were washed up a river in Texas, I think the Red River, and Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee was formed when a Graben (sp?) fault dropped 20 or 30 feet, but New Orleans survived better then than it did with Katrina. We should definitely keep an eye on Yellowstone, potentially much more dangerous.
The computerized projections for Yellowstone is that the ash would extend well into Arkansas. The Yellowstone Caldera could be an absolute catastrophe of Biblical proportions. Keeping an eye on it isn’t likely to help too much; praying is about the most that most of us can do, praying that neither New Madrid or Yellowstone blows up on us.
Which fault was what I was left with.
We have the Balcones fault right here in central Texas and it has a nuclear reactor built on it.
This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central U.S.
Ah yes. I remember that well.
I was traveling along the Mississippi in my Pie Wagon when it hit. After it was over I found myself in Kansas.
Luckily, there was a Saloon across the road.
channeling WC Fields ;-)
The latest activity seems to be be in Arkansas....
If anything happens make sure you unchain your dog.
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