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Missouri 4.0 earthquake felt across 13 states

February 21, 2012 2 comments

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SIKESTON, Mo. –  A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck early Tuesday in the southeast corner Missouri, waking up residents in as many as 12 other surrounding states.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit at 3:58am local time (4:58am ET). Its epicenter was located a shallow 3.1 miles (5km) underground, about 150 miles (240km) south of St. Louis, near the New Madrid fault line.

 Hundreds reported feeling the quake in Missouri, according to the USGS, with the most significant shaking occurring in Sikeston, a small city about nine miles away from the epicenter.

Outside of Missouri, the temblor was felt in Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Indiana. Residents also reported feeling the ground shake in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Save for a few reports of items falling off shelves and windows cracking, the rumbling caused no real damage.

But experts said it serves as an important reminder of Read more…

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Possible Earthquake might be eminent SE-Illinois

May 30, 2011 Comments off

USGS maps NOT REPORTING known significant earthquake data near New Madrid Fault

April 7, 2011 Comments off

“FEMA Requests Millions of Rations For ‘Catastrophic Disaster In New Madrid Fault System’”

February 8, 2011 6 comments
by Joe Quinn

 

“The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently put out a tender or ‘Request For Information’ (RFI) for a LOT of emergency rations. The reason, in their own words, is: “to identify sources of supply for meals in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7M to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations”

Is there something they’re not telling us? It’s interesting to note that many of the recent animal ‘die-offs’ happened in the region of the New Madrid fault zone which stretches 150-miles (240 km) southward from Cairo, Illinois; through Hayti, Caruthersville and New Madrid in Missouri; through Blytheville into Marked Tree in Arkansas. It also covers a part of Read more…

Birds Fish Dead in Arkansas

January 3, 2011 Comments off

On New Years Eve 2010 in Beebe, Arkansas 5,000 blackbirds mysteriously plummeted to their death while in mid-flight.  The birds were found in an area that is 1 mile long and 1/2 of a mile wide beginning around 11:30 p.m . No dead birds were found outside of this area. Arkansas’ top veterinarian, Dr. George Stevens, said preliminary autopsies on 17 of the blackbirds, which ruled out poison, indicate they died of blunt trauma and midair.  The dead birds were collected from rooftops and streets, but initial tests found no toxins.

100,000 drum fish were found dead near the town where the 5,000 blackbirds died.   It was reported that the fish died Dec. 29, covered about 17 river miles from Ozark Lock and Dam down to river mile 240, directly south of Hartman, Chris Racey, the Game and Fish Commission’s assistant chief of fisheries, said today in a release. The two events happened  apparently within a 24 hour time period

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens said mass “kills” of fish occur every year but he revealed that the magnitude of the latest one was unusual.  “This kill only affected one species,” he said. “If it had been caused by a pollutant it would have affected all kinds, not just drum fish.”

In a seemingly separate incident, some 500 red-winged blackbirds, starlings and grackles were found dead in southern Louisiana in Labarre.Another situation near Little Rock that hasn’t gotten much media attention is the numerous earthquakes that have happened in Guy. According to CNN, there have been 487 “measurable earthquakes” since September 20 of 2010, and the depth of the quakes has been between one-and-a-quarter and five miles below the surface.  What’s especially interesting is that Guy is near a major earthquake fault known as the New Madrid.

Things that make you go hmmmm…