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« on: July 24, 2014, 06:18:22 PM »
Why Is Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?      <blockquote>               Posted for fair use and discussion.
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Why Is Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?
By Michael Snyder, on July 23rd, 2014

Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information.  According to a Wal-Mart executive, Wal-Mart “participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line” earlier this summer.  And officials at the U.S. Geological Survey have just released a report which indicates that they believe that the New Madrid fault zone has the “potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought“.  So should we be concerned?  Do they know something that we don’t?  The USGS also says that the frequency of earthquakes in the central and eastern portions of the United States has quintupled over the past 30 years, and that significant earthquakes have started popping up in areas of the country that were once extremely quiet.  Along with the new report, the USGS released the following map…

Earthquake Map

If you look toward the middle of the map, you can see a big red oval over the center of the New Madrid fault zone.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but the most powerful earthquakes in U.S. history did not happen in California.  Rather, they actually occurred along the New Madrid Fault zone in 1811 and 1812.  Documents from that time indicate that those earthquakes were so powerful that they were felt more than 1,000 miles away.

If you are not familiar with it, the New Madrid fault zone covers parts of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.  If an earthquake similar to the quakes of 1811 and 1812 were to happen today, it would destroy structures all the way up to the Great Lakes and all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.

That is why it is so alarming that Wal-Mart is actively preparing for a major earthquake along the New Madrid Fault.  The following is from the Wall Street Journal article that I mentioned above…

Walmart Stores Inc., with its huge network of stores and facilities, has also taken note. “We are seeing increased earthquake activity in the central U.S. That is an area we are focusing on even more,” said Mark Cooper, senior director of emergency management at Walmart, in an interview. He explained that Walmart takes an “all-hazard” approach to emergency preparedness, but focuses on specific risks in areas of the country where those risks are particularly relevant, such as hurricanes in Louisiana. “A few weeks ago, we participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line,” he said.

And that Wal-Mart executive is absolutely correct – earthquake activity in the central part of the country is increasing.  In fact, as I mentioned above, it has quintupled over the past 30 years…

According to the USGS, the frequency of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. has quintupled, to an average of 100 a year during the 2011-2013 period, up from only 20 per year during the 30-year period to 2000.

    Most of these quakes were minor, but research published by the USGS earlier this year demonstrated that a relatively minor magnitude 5.0 quake caused by wastewater injection after conventional oil drilling triggered a much bigger, 5.7 magnitude quake in Prague, Okla.

“We know the hazard has increased for small and moderate size earthquakes. We don’t know as well how much the hazard has increased for large earthquakes. Our suspicion is it has but we are working on understanding this,” said William Ellsworth, a scientist with the USGS.

The USGS has also specifically identified the New Madrid fault zone as an area to watch…

The midwest region is preparing for earthquakes that are bigger and more powerful than ever believed imaginable.

    The U.S. Geological Survey updated their seismic hazards map last week, and in it, Kentucky is listed as one of 16 states at highest risk of earthquakes.

    USGS says the New Madrid Fault, which runs through a number of midwestern states, has been identified as an area that has potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought.

Hopefully it won’t happen any time soon, but a massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault has the potential to be extraordinarily destructive.  One New Madrid earthquake in 1812 was so powerful that it rang church bells up in Boston and toppled chimneys up in Canada…

Accounts of the 1812 quake vary since there were no measuring instruments at the time, but most geologists say evidence shows it was at least a magnitude 8 earthquake, and possibly a 9 or higher.

    The shaking was so intense that church bells started ringing as far away as Boston and New York.

    Chimneys toppled from the Deep South to Canada, and President James Madison was awoken by the violent shaking as he slept in the White House.

    Eyewitnesses said it even caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a time.

At that time, the New Madrid region was sparsely populated.

But today, tens of millions of people live there, and most buildings have not been built to withstand massive earthquakes.

According to ABC News, a study by the Mid-America Earthquake Center discovered that even a magnitude 7.7 earthquake would cause incredible amounts of damage.  The study concluded 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.”

So what would a magnitude 8 or a magnitude 9 earthquake look like?

And most people don’t realize that there are 15 nuclear reactors along the New Madrid fault zone.  In the event of a major earthquake, we could have multiple “Fukushimas” all going on at the same time.

Let us hope that it is a very long time before a disaster such as this strikes.

But as I mentioned above, earthquake activity in the central part of the country has increased dramatically in recent years.

And Wal-Mart is so concerned that it actually participated “in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line” just a few weeks ago.

So let us hope for the best, but let us also not be blind to the warnings signs all around us.</blockquote>
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 06:21:09 PM »
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USGS increases earthquake risk along New Madrid Fault
Posted: Jul 22, 2014 5:34 PM EST Updated: Jul 22, 2014 5:36 PM EST
By Courtney Godfrey - email

Courtesy: USGS Courtesy: USGS


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The midwest region is preparing for earthquakes that are bigger and more powerful than ever believed imaginable.

The U.S. Geological Survey updated their seismic hazards map last week, and in it, Kentucky is listed as one of 16 states at highest risk of earthquakes.

USGS says the New Madrid Fault, which runs through a number of midwestern states, has been identified as an area that has potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought.

Far Western Kentucky is highlighted on the map as being an area of "high risk." Geoscientists say if a major earthquake hits along the New Madrid Fault, damage and possibly even fatalities could reach as far as Louisville, Ky.

"If you do get a very high magnitude earthquake--and it's very possible at any time without any warning--then we would have deaths in Louisville," said Dr. Gerald Ruth, a geo scientist and professor at Indiana University Southeast.

Ruth adds that if a big quake hits the region, there will be plenty of aftershocks. He said unlike California, which experiences little tremors all the time, tension is built up in the midwest.

"In California, earthquakes are very common and the release of tectonic activity is quick and fast and the time for aftershocks is limited," said Ruth. "If we had a significant earthquake here, aftershocks would linger for months."

High school science teacher Bob Rollings ran the seismometer at Floyd Central High School until retiring last year. He says the region has been due for a big quake for some time.

Some seismologists, he says, believe that a major event--much like the magnitude 7 or 8 quakes that shook New Madrid in 1811--is due to hit every 200 years.

"The further away you get the less damage you would see," but he says the structure of the ground below you also plays a roll. "Where we are located right now, in Floyd Knobs, we are less likely to see damage here than down in New Albany which is the type of geology likely to suffer damage. And that would include the metropolitan area of Louisville."

The updated seismic hazard maps expanded areas and level of risk thanks to new research and more accurate data.
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Re: new madrid and walmart
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 05:59:31 PM »
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The risk of a category 8 or 9 quake is a very real possibility along the New Madrid fault.
As the reality of the threat has been been studied over the past few years, the several states
who would be most affected have been holding annual drills, to at least "be prepared" i
to estimate what private and gov't organizations can do to help recover.
These drills are called "Great American Shake Outs", and you can Google that term to see what
each of[size=78%]  the states is up to.[/size]
[/size][size=78%]Here are a couple links.[/size]
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[/size]Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, they may happen where you or your family travel.[/color][/size]Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve preparedness.Most participants are in one of the Official ShakeOut Regions shown below. People and organizations in [/size]other states or countries[/size] can also register to be included.
[/size]People in any country can participate [/color][/size]I note that the Yukon  is a registered  area,, as is Quebec.[/color][/size]Take a look at the home page, it is pretty informative.[/color][/size]Another site along these lines is.....[/color]
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http://www.earthquakecountry.org/[/size][/size]
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Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) is a public-private partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances that work together to improve preparedness, mitigation and resiliency.[/size][/font]
[/size]ECA provides information and resources to help everyone who lives, works, or travels in earthquake country get prepared to survive andrecover quickly, by following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.[/size]
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Re: new madrid and walmart
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 06:27:49 PM »
I dont doubt that it be prudent for a large comp to be 'UP' on emerg practice.  what bothers me, is that the fed/gov will use these 'resources' to their own advantage.
 
it would be prudent for anyone to be prepared ( its why we are here).
 
I cant help but look for the ulterior motive. perhaps i am just paranoid.. perhaps not
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 11:44:26 PM »

it would be prudent for anyone to be prepared ( its why we are here).
 

Love the comment.  :)

This truly is what we are all about. Unfortunately for 90% of the population never even consider these things as a remote possibility so spread the word!
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: new madrid and walmart
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 12:01:26 AM »
 Is there any word on the affects NORTH of the border, around the great lakes region in particular? Seems that this could potentially have a pretty nasty ripple effect....Say around the St.lawrence seaway...
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 12:24:58 AM »
Looking at a map of the New Madrid fault area and the Mississippi River Basin and given the fact they overlay one another, my fear would be that the thin 'dam' between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes would be breached and result in massive outflow south from that point resulting in alteration of the lower Great Lakes and stagnation of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence. Not fact... just my conjecture.
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Re: new madrid and walmart
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 06:43:10 AM »
Looking at a map of the New Madrid fault area and the Mississippi River Basin and given the fact they overlay one another, my fear would be that the thin 'dam' between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes would be breached and result in massive outflow south from that point resulting in alteration of the lower Great Lakes and stagnation of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence. Not fact... just my conjecture.

as seen in the edgar cayse map and the navy map.
 
http://conspiracycom.blogspot.ca/2011/03/us-navy-map-of-future-america.html
 
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