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#1 Sep 30, 2009
New Madrid Worries Surface in Arkansas

We are preparing for a catastrophic earthquake. The potential, the amount of damage. You have a lot involved with a catastrophic earthquake.—David Maxwell, director of Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

September 25, 2009
By Jeremy Peppas
The Times; North Little Rock, Ark.

The past is very much the present at the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Image: This map compares the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 1811-1812 New Madrid shakers. Even with very similarly sized events such as these, New Madrid region quakes will cause wider damage over larger areas because of the geology's flat layers and lack of complexity. There is little here to stop seismic waves so they can travel much further and cause wider damage. Intensity reports from places shown as blue dots.
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#2 Jan 3, 2011
New Madrid Earthquake Threat Worries Tenn.

Disaster would dwarf May flood

November 30, 2010
By Jenny Upchurch
The Tennessean

A major earthquake would destroy buildings, roads and bridges along hundreds of miles. The cascading collapse of power, communications and transportation systems would plunge Middle Tennessee into a disaster that would make the May flood seem minor.

Seismologists estimate a 25% to 40% probability of a major quake within the next 50 years in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which stretches from Memphis to southern Illinois.

The threat is so great that Tennessee and seven other states have adopted catastrophe plans for an earthquake. State and federal emergency officials are meeting today in Nashville to figure out how to allocate scarce rescue resources if a New Madrid quake hits.

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and emergency responses fell short, all states were ordered to identify the greatest catastrophe that could befall them.

"New Madrid is our biggest threat," said Jeremy Heidt of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

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#3 Jan 3, 2011
Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas

Update: Thousands of birds fall from the sky in Beebe
Ashley Blackstone Katherina- Marie Yancy 16 hrs ago

Just before folks in Beebe rang in the New Year, many witnessed an uncanny resemblance to the Hitchcock movie "The Birds." About 2,000 black birds fell from the sky off Windwood Drive, leaving quite the mess to clean up.

Folks Today's THV spoke with initially thought the birds were poisoned because they are what they call a nuisance around this time every year, but they are surprised to hear it is more of a mystery.

Stephen Bryant recalls, "Millions, millions fly over every night. You look up at the sky and it's just black and then last night at about 10:30 I came out here and saw a bird drop."

In a matter of hours on New Years Eve thousands of birds fell from the sky to their death.

Melissa Weatherly says, "I immediately called mom because I had to go to work, I said you have to come get the kids and get the dog because I don't know what's going on." She continues, "It was horrible; you could not even get down the road without running over hundreds. It was that bad."

The mystery is unraveling like scenes from a movie, dozens of U.S. Environmental Services crews spent the day picking up the birds, walking between homes and climbing on roofs with protective hazmat suits and breathing masks,.

Charles Boldrey stands outside watching the crews, "Nobody knows, I asked these guys who are out here picking them up and they don't seem to know anything. Nobody seems to know anything. It just kind of freaked everybody out."

Officials with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission flew over the area and determined it's a one mile stretch. There are a variety of dead black birds, mostly red winged and a duck was also found.

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#4 Jan 3, 2011
Dead fish cover 20-miles of Arkansas River
Katherina- Marie Yancy 10 hrs ago
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Arkansas Game & Fish is trying to figure out why 100,000 fish in Northwest Arkansas turned up dead. They were found along a 20-mile stretch between the Ozark Dam and Highway 109 Bridge in Franklin County.

The 20-mile stretch along the Arkansas River where an estimated 100,000 drum fish were found washed ashore and floating looks much different now.

Keith Stephens with Game and Fish explains, "We got a call last week from a tug boat operator that found the fish out on the river along the bank, in the river channel and we immediately dispatched somebody to the area to take a look."

Investigators from local and state agencies took samples from the affected area. Stephens says fish kills occur every year, but the magnitude of this one is unusual, and disease could be the cause.

A pollutant would have affected cross species. Stephens says, "Ninety-nine percent of them were Drum, which is a bottom feeder. It's not a game fish in Arkansas."

Some fish collected were alive and visibly sick. They have been taken to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for testing.

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#5 Jan 3, 2011
Odd Earthquakes Not Letting Up In Central Arkansas

Posted on: Saturday, 25 December 2010, 06:40 CST

Central Arkansas has been hit with a series of earthquakes recently, more than 500 since September 20.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), most were hardly noticeable but one stood out prominently when it hit the Richter scale at a 4.0 on October 11.

Geologists can't say whether the quakes will end anytime soon.

Dr. Horton of the University of Memphis feels that the ample amount of earthquakes in this state is quite unusual.

"In the New Madrid Seismic Zone there's approximately 200 per year, so if we had that many in Central Arkansas in less than a month, something is going on," Dr. Horton told CNN's Sarah Hoye.

The problem is that part of central Arkansas isn't even part of the New Madrid Fault Zone, so researchers are trying to figure out what's causing all those earthquakes.

Although drilling for natural gas has been ruled out as a cause for the quakes, experts want to continue looking at salt water disposal wells, said Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supervisor for the USGS. Disposal wells occur when drilling waster is injected back into the earth after drilling.

Even though the two areas are not connected, Horton's biggest worry is along the New Madrid Fault where he said damage from a magnitude six earthquake could be catastrophic to Mid-Southerners.

"A probability of having that in a 50-year period is about 25 to 40-percent chance," said Dr. Horton.

As exciting as it seemed when the first couple of quakes hit, residents are looking forward to the quakes dissipating.

"In the beginning, it was fun, it was neat, it was a cool thing to experience. But now we're wanting it to go away," Steve Wilson, assistant superintendent at Woolly Hallow State Park, told Hoye. "We've had all the fun we want."

There have been no reports of damage or anyone getting hurt from the earthquakes in central Arkansas. The largest earthquake along the New Madrid Fault was a 7.7 magnitude in 1811. It caused a massive upheaval of the ground and the shaking was felt all the way to New York City.


Image Caption: Map of the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Credit: USGS

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#6 Jan 3, 2011
Evidence Of A Caldera Volcano In Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park (HOSP) lies within and adjacent to the city of Hot Springs (population about 33,000) in central Arkansas (fig. 1, fig. 2). HOSP has an area of about 5,450 acres (Stephen Rudd, National Park Service, oral commun., 2000). The Park is in a physiographic area known as the Ouachita Mountains, an area typified by intensely folded and faulted shales and sandstones that produce many east-west trending mountain ridges (Fenneman, 1938). HOSP was set aside as a federal reservation in 1832, and was established as a National Park in 1921. Several hot springs are the primary natural resource of HOSP, but unlike thermal features in other national parks such as Yellowstone National Park, they have not been preserved in their unaltered state. Instead, the springs have been managed to conserve the production of uncontaminated hot water for public use (National Park Service, 1986). From the early years of the reservation, pipes, flumes, and tanks were developed to collect, cool, and transport water from the springs.

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#8 Jan 4, 2011
Is The New Madrid Fault Earthquake Zone Coming To Life?

What in the world is happening in the middle of the United States right now? Thousands of birds are falling dead from the skies, tens of thousands of fish are washing up on shore dead, earthquakes are popping up in weird and unexpected places and people are starting to get really freaked out about all of this. Well, one theory is that the New Madrid fault zone is coming to life. The New Madrid fault zone is six times bigger than the San Andreas fault zone in California and it covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. The biggest earthquakes in the history of the United States were caused by the New Madrid fault. Now there are fears that the New Madrid fault zone could be coming to life again, and if a "killer earthquake" does strike it could change all of our lives forever.

So exactly what events have happened recently that are causing people to take a close look at the New Madrid fault zone? Well, just consider the following examples of things that have been popping up in the news lately....

*According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 500 measurable earthquakes have been recorded in central Arkansas just since September.

*A magnitude-3.8 earthquake that shook north-central Indiana on December 30th is being called "unprecedented". It was strong enough to actually cause cracks along the ground and it was felt in portions of Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

*More than 3,000 red-wing blackbirds fell out of the sky dead in the Arkansas town of Beebe on New Year's Eve.

*Large numbers of dead birds were also found in Kentucky right around Christmas.

*Approximately 500 dead blackbirds and starlings were also recently discovered in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.

*Approximately 100,000 fish washed up dead on the shores of the Arkansas River just last week.

So could all of these things have some other very simple explanation?


But the fact that they all happened in or around the New Madrid fault zone is starting to raise some eyebrows.

If a true "killer earthquake" struck along the New Madrid fault zone today, cities such as St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee could potentially be completely destroyed.

So could such a thing happen today?

One interesting theory is that the "oil volcano" unleashed by the BP oil spill in 2010 may have sparked renewed seismic activity in that part of the world.

Jack M. Reed, a retired Texaco geologist-geophysicist, has been carefully studying the geology of the Gulf of Mexico for over 40 years. Reed is convinced that the Gulf of Mexico is currently tectonically active, and that the Gulf of Mexico is the source for most seismic activity along the New Madrid fault.

According to Reed, there is substantial evidence that the New Madrid fault zone is directly connected to "deeply buried tectonics" in the Gulf of Mexico....

"This entire zone through the United States is suffering some type of tectonic activity that I believe is tied to the deeply buried tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico."

So did BP disturb those "deeply buried tectonics" by drilling such a deep well and unleashing all that oil that flowed into the Gulf of Mexico?

Let's hope not.

If a truly historic earthquake did strike along the New Madrid fault the amount of damage that could be done to surrounding states such as Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee could potentially be unimaginable.

Jeremy Heidt of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says that life in the region would be instantly transformed in the event of a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault....

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#9 Jan 4, 2011
Tectonic earthquake weapons. Admitted by Cohen Secretary of Defense 1997.

Coast To Coast AM - 3.1.2011 - 2/12 -

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#10 Jan 8, 2011
Language Warning. A youtube poster with a very scary prediction.

" ALERT! WARNING! DANGER! New Madrid EarthQuake Imminent PROOF that HAARP is being used. "

&fe ature=sub
Bull Dog

Cookeville, TN

#11 Jan 8, 2011
Funny that State Farm has sent a notice that they are no longer covering earth quake insurance. They are directing their customers to another company which has much higher rates. State Farm insurance was $40 per year and now the new company is $130 per year.

Cookeville, TN

#12 Jan 8, 2011
This fault did cause an earthquake back in the 1800's and it caused a great deal of damage. And that was back before these cities like Memphis, St. Louis, etc. was real populated like they are today. This is considered one of the most dangerous faults in the world. There is nothing we can do to stop it only get ready!

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#13 Jan 9, 2011

Green Hornet 007 wrote:
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What do you think it is? Government experiments? Having these things happening around the world makes me wonder how a experiment can do all this sporadically around the world.
The post-mortem autopsy has shown blunt force trauma to the internal organs of the birds from Arkansas. These were birds at roost in the middle of the night, startled and internally injured, then took to the air and died mid-flight.

The only reasonable explanation that I can possibly think of is a government system such as HAARP as the number one culprit. I just can't think of any earthly natural cause for these deaths as poison has been ruled out and does not act this quickly anyway.

HAARP is a continuation of the Tesla science of heating the ionosphere and manipulating it to produce many results. Such as weather manipulation, communications, deep underground penetrating radar surveys for oil and minerals, terrestrial to sky to terrestrial again energy transference, fault-line disturbance, and even human brain wave effecting pulses to name some of the known possibilities. Keep in mind these are now U.S. patented procedures owned by the Rayethon company and there is no joke about any of it.

Now, why in Arkansas? Strangely Arkansas has had hundreds of earthquakes since September 2010. Could it be the government playing around with the New Madrid fault? One fellow has a youtube post that will certainly raise any sensible persons attention level concerning HAARP and a FEMA drill scheduled for May 2011 (coincidentally?) about a mega-quake at the New Madrid fault. I will post the title and link at the end of this post.

I have definitely become very suspicious of the Feds (Globalist's really) and their machination's towards the brave and fiercely independent Southern peoples. Have you ever noticed that since the Civil War we have been kept beaten down with few factories, few railroad lines, and more recently the illegal vagabond trespassers allowed to overrun us? The BP so called "oil spill" was an orchestrated event to depopulate the Gulf region. It will kill tens of millions due to the toxic fumes alone (corexit-methane-benzene etc...etc...) during the next decade.

Add the horrors of a New Madrid fault-line earthquake and there will be no strength left in the South.

During the last few years I have heard people like Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, and others who seriously care for LIBERTY say literally "Thank God for the South" as relating to the future of the independence from government that we cherish in America.

I was proud to hear and read this and was in full agreement with the notion of the South being the populace that would not stand for stolen INALIENABLE RIGHTS.

However, I think the Feds (Globalist's) are well aware of the juggernaut the South would become if trifled with concerning loss of LIBERTY.

How was hurricane Katrina handled?

How was the winter blizzard in Kentucky handled a few years ago?

How is the BP Gulf Oil Spill going?

And, how will a mega-quake at the New Madrid fault be handled?

I think the Feds (Globalist's) know the South and her Great people must be dealt with first and severely for their plans to come to fruition.


" ALERT! WARNING! DANGER! New Madrid EarthQuake Imminent PROOF that HAARP is being used "

&fe ature=sub

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#14 Jan 9, 2011
Bull Dog wrote:
Funny that State Farm has sent a notice that they are no longer covering earth quake insurance. They are directing their customers to another company which has much higher rates. State Farm insurance was $40 per year and now the new company is $130 per year.
That is very interesting. Which company is State Farm directing their customers to? I would like to see who the parent company turns out to be.

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#15 Jan 24, 2011
FEMA Requisitions Survival Food for 7 Million in New Madrid Seismic Zone

RFI for Pre-Packaged Commercial Meals
Solicitation Number: HSFEHQ-11-R-Meals
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location: Logistics Section

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#16 Jan 24, 2011
New Madrid

Potential Quake Damage

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#17 Jan 24, 2011
Is It Strange That FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Packaged Meals with a Shelf Life Only 36 Months for a Specific Disaster Scenario?
Jan 24, 2011

I’m sure that there are plenty of reasons why this isn’t weird, but I’ll just make a note of it in case Coincidence strikes.

Via: Federal Business Opportunities:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procures and stores pre-packaged commercial meals to support readiness capability for immediate distribution to disaster survivors routinely. The purpose of this Request for Information 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.

FEMA is considering the following specifications (14M meals per day):
- Serving Size – 12 ounce (entree not to exceed 480 calorie count);
- Maximum calories – 1200 and/or 1165 per meal;
- Protein parameters – 29g-37g kit;
- Trans Fat – 0;
- Saturated Fat – 13 grams (9 calories per gram);
- Total Fat – 47 grams (less than 10% calories);
- Maximum sodium – 800-930 mg;

Requested Menus to include snacks (i.e. fruit mix, candy, chocolate/peanut butter squeezers, drink mix, condiments, and utensils). All meals/kits must have 36 months of remaining shelf life upon delivery. Packaging should be environmentally friendly.

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#18 Mar 1, 2011
New Madrid Seismic Zone Maps

Rowesville, SC

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#20 Mar 15, 2011
Think living in Tennessee makes you safe from earthquakes? The earthquake map of America that will make you think again

Last updated at 8:50 PM on 15th March 2011

Amid the outpouring of concern for disaster-ravaged Japan, experts claimed that many more areas of America are at risk from catastrophic earthquakes than most people realise.
Most Americans associate quakes with the West Coast, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
But 39 out of the 50 states – including New York and Tennessee – have moderate to high seismic hazard risk.

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#21 Mar 17, 2011
Little-known U.S. Fault Lines Cause For Seismic Concern About Potential Earthquakes

New Madrid...


WATCH: How Safe are U.S. Nuclear Plants?

WATCH: What if a Major Quake Hit the US?

WATCH: America at Risk: Fault Lines in the U.S.

Bob Nations, Jr., the Director of Shelby County Office of Preparedness, says that since the lack of preparation exposed by Hurricane Katrina, he is "preparing for the catastrophic event" in his six-county jurisdiction.

Nations admitted that after a major quake, Tennessee's infrastructure and response capabilities "would get overwhelmed fairly quickly."

There are 15 nuclear power plants in the New Madrid fault zone -- three reactors in Alabama -- that are of the same or similar design as the site in Japan experiencing problems.

The USGS report predicts that a major quake would create horrific scenes like something out of a science fiction movie, potentially cutting the Eastern part of the country off from the West in terms of vehicular traffic and road commerce.

"The older highways and railroad bridges that cross the Mississippi River, as well as older overpasses, would likely be damaged or collapse in the event of a major New Madrid earthquake," according to USGS.

In September, FEMA's associate administrator for Response and Recovery, William Carwile, told a Senate panel that FEMA has five regional groups planning for possible earthquake responses, but a major quake along the New Madrid fault line could displace 7.2 million people and knock out 15 bridges. The response would require 42,000 first responders from local firefighters to the Pentagon.

Another study by the Mid-America Earthquake Center last year estimates that nearly 750,000 buildings would be damaged, 3,000 bridges would potentially collapse, 400,000 breaks and leaks to local pipelines and $300 billion in direct damage and $600 billion in indirect losses would occur.

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