Skip to comments.Consequences Resulting from a Major Earthquake in the Central U.S. (New Madrid fault)
Posted on 01/18/2010 10:32:18 AM PST by dynachrome
downloadable .pdf file of possible results if New Madrid fault lets go.
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...
Can’t get the link to work...
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+.
Do you think it is man-made like climate change? If we can be convinced that it is, I see another Oscar for Gore!
Danny Glover is looking for Oscar in Gore’s ample buttocks.
New Madrid fault? I thought everything was Bush’s fault.
No - I just see this as another “speculation” on what God will do with us. We just CAN’T out-think HIM!
No, you Can’t.
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!
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."
Direct link. I had to get a newer version of Adobe to download it,
I read it, that’s why I pinged you to this.
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.
heh. read that one. JW Rawles does good work
“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.
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.
That’s a terrific link, thanks! I really enjoyed the ‘dancing on liquifaction’ video at the bottom.
Yikes! I certainly won’t move anywhere near that. Small quake would be horrific with soil like that.
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?
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