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Consequences Resulting from a Major Earthquake in the Central U.S. (New Madrid fault)
Missouri University of Science and technology ^ | 8-13-08 | J. David Rogers

Posted on 01/18/2010 10:32:18 AM PST by dynachrome

downloadable .pdf file of possible results if New Madrid fault lets go.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; History; Science
KEYWORDS: arkansas; consequences; earthquake; eq; missouri; mo; newmadrid; quake
Interessting read. A bit too pollyannish from a quick perusal, it seems to me. nice charts anyway!
1 posted on 01/18/2010 10:32:20 AM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

I guess they are selling earthquake insurance in Missouri again! I remember having to get a quote for it in the mid-80’s - the last time they thought the New Madrid was going to let go...


2 posted on 01/18/2010 10:35:11 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: dynachrome

Can’t get the link to work...


3 posted on 01/18/2010 10:40:05 AM PST by GOPJ (Massachusetts is ready for a nude-skinned Brown man with no trace of a Kennedy dialect-Steyn)
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To: RebelTXRose

We felt a small one in 2007 in North Alabama; we are definitely part of the New Madrid fault. I remember we had just moved in to our new house, so it must have been August or September 2007. If I recall correctly, it was just a magnitude 3+.


4 posted on 01/18/2010 10:43:45 AM PST by Nabber
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To: dynachrome; Travis McGee

interesting read


5 posted on 01/18/2010 10:45:30 AM PST by nina0113
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To: lula
Since you watch this stuff, http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/nmsz/Consequences-NewMadrid%20EQ-Aug2008-USGS.pdf
(It's a .pdf and it's pretty large)
6 posted on 01/18/2010 10:54:39 AM PST by plsjr (<>< ... http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - check it out!)
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To: RebelTXRose

Do you think it is man-made like climate change? If we can be convinced that it is, I see another Oscar for Gore!


7 posted on 01/18/2010 10:58:50 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight

Danny Glover is looking for Oscar in Gore’s ample buttocks.


8 posted on 01/18/2010 11:02:44 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: dynachrome

New Madrid fault? I thought everything was Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 01/18/2010 11:05:28 AM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: dynachrome
Some related reading...
http://www.survivalblog.com/2010/01/coa_analysis_of_common_surviva.html
10 posted on 01/18/2010 11:16:16 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Dudoight

No - I just see this as another “speculation” on what God will do with us. We just CAN’T out-think HIM!


11 posted on 01/18/2010 11:57:07 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: RebelTXRose

No, you Can’t.


12 posted on 01/18/2010 12:09:37 PM PST by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: RebelTXRose

Exactly my thinking. For the past 1.5 million years climate change has taken place at various intervals. The automobile nor the coal industry have been around that long.

If the world comes to an end....for what ever reason, that is God’s plan!


13 posted on 01/18/2010 12:33:25 PM PST by Dudoight
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To: nina0113
A pair of major New Madrid quakes a few weeks apart (like in 1811-1812) are the setup for my third novel.

The long excerpt on the website goes into it. In short, all of the major bridges over the Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers in the region collapse. The area between Nashville, St. Louis and Little Rock is devastated, but Memphis and Western Tennessee are the worst off.

At the start of the novel, it's one year after the two New Madrid earthquakes. Battalions of foreign peackeepers are occupying Tennessee, at the invitation of the President.

Phil Carson, (from "Enemies Foreign And Domestic"), and three strangers are hiding in a well-stocked cave, which is a guerrilla fighter's lair. Across the region Kazakh "contract peacekeepers" are wiping out the last remaining American holdouts, who have rejected the federal government's order to abandon their homes and move to "relocation centers."


14 posted on 01/18/2010 12:33:41 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: GOPJ

Direct link. I had to get a newer version of Adobe to download it,

http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/nmsz/Consequences-NewMadrid%20EQ-Aug2008-USGS.pdf


15 posted on 01/18/2010 2:51:25 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Travis McGee

I read it, that’s why I pinged you to this.


16 posted on 01/18/2010 5:52:13 PM PST by nina0113
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To: dynachrome
If the New Madrid fault lets go with a big one, 8.0 or larger, the USA is in for a WORLD of hurt.

Basically, everything from Springfield, IL to New Orleans and from Central Tennessee to Kansas is going to be down and out.

Kansas City would be hurt but still standing.

The main interior artery of the USA, the Mississippi River would, in all likely hood, not be navigable for a long period of time by anything but a small sport boat, maybe a pontoon boat.

Bridges over the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, etc rivers would be down, including railroad bridges.

Travel disrupted through the center of the country, I-80 might still be open, but just about everything but air travel.

Good luck if it ever happens, we'll all need it.

17 posted on 01/18/2010 6:08:16 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

heh. read that one. JW Rawles does good work


18 posted on 01/18/2010 6:15:13 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Just another Joe

“Kansas City would be hurt but still standing.’

The problem is that the “zombie” population would destroy what is left standing in the outlying cities.


19 posted on 01/18/2010 6:16:59 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: nina0113

Thanks!


20 posted on 01/19/2010 4:51:53 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Just another Joe

That’s the premise and background of my third novel.


21 posted on 01/19/2010 4:53:04 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee
That’s the premise and background of my third novel.

Yep, I know.
I'm just getting set to reread the three book set again.

22 posted on 01/19/2010 7:59:42 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Travis McGee

For later.


23 posted on 01/19/2010 8:14:23 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: dynachrome; All

interesting article

http://www.showme.net/~fkeller/quake/liquefaction.htm


24 posted on 09/01/2010 5:49:23 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Travis McGee

of interest

http://www.showme.net/~fkeller/quake/liquefaction.htm


25 posted on 09/01/2010 5:53:54 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Joya

That’s a terrific link, thanks! I really enjoyed the ‘dancing on liquifaction’ video at the bottom.


26 posted on 09/01/2010 7:45:53 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Joya

Yikes! I certainly won’t move anywhere near that. Small quake would be horrific with soil like that.


27 posted on 09/01/2010 3:18:44 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: dynachrome

I wonder if the skyscrapers in Little Rock, AR sitting not a quarter mile from the Arkansas River would survive a big New Madrid earthquake?


28 posted on 09/01/2010 3:28:49 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Knowledge is common, but wisdom is rare.)
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