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Four (Small) Earthquakes Last Week Near Memphis, TN
US Earthquake Map, USGS ^ | 01/09/2008 | Robert A Cook

Posted on 01/10/2008 4:35:30 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE

Perhaps these small, easily ignored earthquakes should remind us that it was only 200 years ago that the largest earthquake in the US struck in this same region. They are clustered in a straight line between Paducah, KY; Memphis, TN; and Cape Girardeau, MO - Very close to the New Madrid quake of 1811-1812.

More info:

http://hsv.com/genlintr/newmadrd/

http://quake.usgs.gov/prepare/factsheets/NewMadrid/

It's dismissed almost casually in most of today's "history" books as an "inactive" fault, or as an earthquake not occurring in a fault zone at all, but as we see exaggerated environmental scares every day (every hour ?) we should realize that real (uncontrollable) dangers exist even in Mid-America.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Illinois; US: Kentucky; US: Missouri
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And the government has a role here, but not as the nanny-state protect-us-from-all-boogiemen-in-the-dark that Mrs Clinton and her MSM promotes.
1 posted on 01/10/2008 4:35:31 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
It's dismissed almost casually in most of today's "history" books as an "inactive" fault,

I've never seen the slightest evidence of this.

2 posted on 01/10/2008 4:44:16 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
It's Bush's fault!

Calling Edwards! Calling Edwards! I want to Sue!

Does $3 Quadrillion sound like a good figger!

3 posted on 01/10/2008 4:50:15 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
...just Rosie O’Mouth passing through going home
4 posted on 01/10/2008 4:52:26 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Strategerist

This is happening because the earthquake threat in that area is ignored.

Because of the real and tangible threat, every household in that area should have at least a couple of weeks emergency rations/gear stowed away. But do they - Noooooo - they think it just can’t happen in their life times or they think that the government will rebuild for them.


5 posted on 01/10/2008 4:52:47 AM PST by Martins kid
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To: Martins kid
This is happening because the earthquake threat in that area is ignored.

I don't think it's ignored. Certainly isn't ignored by geologists and governments. I regularly see articles in the scientific press and in the popular press about the threat of the New Madrid Fault Zone.

Plenty of citizens may ignore it, but that's also true in California.

If anything I think what perhaps gets ignored is the (likely greater than New Madrid) earthquake threat in places like Utah, Reno Nevada, Albuquerque, and other places in the intermountain West.

6 posted on 01/10/2008 4:55:26 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

This was no *small* geological event in American history.

From what I’ve seen, this went on for a couple of yrs. with several major quakes.

If it happened today.......


7 posted on 01/10/2008 4:57:22 AM PST by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I have a habit of checking the Quake Sheet at Drudge ever few days. That area is always active.
8 posted on 01/10/2008 4:57:38 AM PST by stayathomemom
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Move to California!


9 posted on 01/10/2008 5:11:32 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: wardaddy

I need to write faster!

If the New Madrid busts loose, it could take out the TN River dams, and most of the bridges over the Mississippi, TN and Ohio Rivers between Vicksburg and Paducah, as well as wrecking highway overpasses etc. Many major natural gas pipelines from the Gulf to the Northeast could also be broken. It would be difficult to bring in relief supplies and reconstruction equipment, because the highway, river and RR infrastructure would all be cut or blocked at the same time in an interlocking way.


10 posted on 01/10/2008 5:13:14 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Martins kid
I live 11 miles from the Mississippi River just a little north of Memphis.

I grew up in L.A. I take earth wakes very seriously.

11 posted on 01/10/2008 5:16:24 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Anyone seen Elvis lately? Maybe he’s up and doing aerobics.


12 posted on 01/10/2008 5:17:53 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

People settle in Earthquake, Flood, Tornado, Hurricane and Blizzard prone areas and then blame the government because a natural catastrophe strikes them? Stupidity reigns!

I don’t live too far from this area. Maybe I’ll hit the Disaster Lottery some day, too.


13 posted on 01/10/2008 5:19:35 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("At last my arm is complete!" Sweeney Todd)
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To: Man50D

Nah ... 8<)

Already served my time in h*ll out there.

(We got woken up here in NW GA (Atlanta area) a few years ago by a quake in Alabama ... )


14 posted on 01/10/2008 5:20:19 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I was here in Memphis and didn’t feel a thing.


15 posted on 01/10/2008 5:21:59 AM PST by Sybeck1 (McCain or Huckabee will never see my support at the ballot box)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I Saw an interesting show about the coming Memphis earthquake ... I think it was on the Discovery Channel ...

The show showed archeology info which was fascinating & the bad earthquakes has happened more than once in the Memphis & other areas .

16 posted on 01/10/2008 5:22:06 AM PST by DvdMom ( Drew Peterson Belongs In Jail Along With Nifong)
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If the New Madrid busts loose,....

It would make what Hurricane Kat did to New Orleans look like a mud puddle.

17 posted on 01/10/2008 5:23:33 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
(We got woken up here in NW GA (Atlanta area) a few years ago by a quake in Alabama ... )

Same thing happened about four years ago to me in Connecticut from a quake that originated in eastern Canada.
18 posted on 01/10/2008 5:24:12 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: Sybeck1

With those small a series of quakes?

True, you almost certainly would not feel anything below a 3.


19 posted on 01/10/2008 5:27:18 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Travis McGee
If the New Madrid busts loose, it could take out the TN River dams, and most of the bridges over the Mississippi, TN and Ohio Rivers between Vicksburg and Paducah, as well as wrecking highway overpasses etc. Many major natural gas pipelines from the Gulf to the Northeast could also be broken. It would be difficult to bring in relief supplies and reconstruction equipment, because the highway, river and RR infrastructure would all be cut or blocked at the same time in an interlocking way.

Yes, but what about New Orleans?
20 posted on 01/10/2008 5:32:44 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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