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New Madrid is about to blow up

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  1. Briansol

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    Earthquakes are due to 2 plates mashing into each other so whatever is going on underneath is causing the problem. i dont think letting off any tension is going to change things. its not like a gas well.

    remember we do have semi-active faults in MA, monson area. every now and again we'll get a 1 or 2 out of it.
     
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    There is no 'this area' when it comes to Yellowstone erupting... We're all dead if it goes.

    Well not everyone... 99.5, 99.6% of us maybe?
     
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    no no... this isn't about yellow stone erupting.

    the new madrid fault is around st louis area, and it's due for it's 100 year shove any day now.
     
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    And those small quakes are much more severe in the midwest/east coast than on the west coast. The west coast's 'bedrock' is practically a bed of gravel, while the entire midwest is basically one huge piece of solid granite. A 3.0 quake will shake things much more violently in Chicago for example because the forces transfer through the granite, while it would be absorbed by the shifting ground in L.A. and you almost wouldn't feel it. It's like knocking on a piece of foam vs knocking on a door. We're not wusses when it comes to quakes, the same magnitude quake literally shakes us more.

    A 6.8 would do the damage of an 8.0-8.5 for us.
     
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    The biggest thing is Cali is built for it. The Midwest is not. A 4 or 5 can shake the hell out of construction not designed for lateral stress
     
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    The second comment on there

    IllyaK 04.04.2014 05:58

    According to the USGS there is NEVER anything to fear when it comes to the USA, but they Routinely predict extinction-level events Everywhere Else On Earth.

    I hope Yellowstone registers a 50 and half of California plunges into the Pacific.


    Who knows animals can sense things so something might be going on.
     
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    :rolleyes:
    http://www.snopes.com/critters/gnus/yellowstone.asp

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