New Madrid Faultline

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by melbo, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I know it was responsible for an 8+ earthquake 150ish years ago. And that it also runs through west TN. how long is this line?
  2. phishi

    phishi Psy-Ops Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think it goes up into KY & down the Mississippi a ways. I do not know for sure.

    You worried about something?

  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  4. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ah yes the Madrid faultline. Funny that I was discussing that with mom the other day. You do realize that your buildings over there on the east coast are not designed to withstand an earthquake don't you?

    But back to that faultline. As I recall it extends fairly far north and all the way down pretty much to the ocean. Doesn't totally follow the river anymore but reasonably close. Should another earthquake of that magnitude happen (and it is bound to happen because of the pressure that is building up), places like Atlanta, Georgia will be affected and well you can imagine the devastation. Not to mention what will happen to the river area itself. It will of course change just like it did the last time.

    I got interested in that particular fault line about 16-18 years ago while watching a program on PBS about plate tectonics. It was a series and while I realize they'll probably never run it again - I sure do miss it.
  5. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Here you go melbo some information you might like to know

    About the New Madrid

    Looks like it starts in Missouri and Illinois and ends in Arkansas (so I was definitely wrong about it ending in the ocean - hmmm well I never said my mind was all here). Crosses 5 state lines.
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Time to pull a Davy Crockett Melbo. Just put "GTT" on your door.
  7. BRONZ

    BRONZ Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    what..what... a fault line on the eastcoast.

    Cant be we have to many sheeple that coundn't handle it.
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