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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:10 PM

New Madrid Fault Getting Active?

Look at all the action from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River on this earthquake map web site from the U of C San Diego.

http://anf.ucsd.edu/recenteqs/

My most recent theory is that eastern America is moving east and will split the country in two in more than a few years. Maybe sooner.

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RobertEarl Nov 2012 OP
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #1
x2 vancouverite Nov 2012 #4
REP Nov 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #3
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #5
Autumn Nov 2012 #6
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #7
TransitJohn Nov 2012 #8

Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:23 PM

1. We are already 2 separate countries...

One side you have the sane rational Left-Wing, and on the other side you have the RWNJ Mental Patients.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:45 PM

4. Anything below the Ohio River

 

I won't be crying.

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:40 PM

2. Been "getting active" for at least 20 years

Thats why I moved west, to the San Andreas. We're not built for what the New Madrid can do where I'm from; I feel safer here (I can walk to the epicenter of the Loma Prieta quake from my house).

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:43 PM

3. Perhaps a few million years

Geology does not move that fast outside of a movie script.

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:47 PM

5. Fascinating.

Do you have a website for your most recent theory?

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:49 PM

6. It will be a while. n/t

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:59 PM

7. The New Madrid Fault is west of that activity. That's the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone (Indiana -

Illinois border) and the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (the activity from W VA to TN).

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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:04 PM

8. Your most recent theory is wrong.

The Eastern USA is moving West, away from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, with the rest of North American Plate. You should read some plate tectonics.

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