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Monster Sinkholes An Indication That Major Earth Changes Are Coming Along The New Madrid Fault?

Monster Sinkholes An Indication That Major Earth Changes Are Coming Along The New Madrid Fault?

By Michael
December 2nd, 2012

The most powerful earthquakes in the history of the United States happened along the New Madrid Fault in 1811 and 1812. Those earthquakes were reportedly felt more than 1,000 miles away. Scientists assure us that one day we will once again see very powerful earthquakes along the New Madrid fault. It is only a question of when it will happen. Today, the New Madrid fault zone covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. However, a major earthquake of magnitude-8.0 or greater would likely have a dramatic effect all the way from the Great Lakes all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. When most Americans speak of the “big one”, they think of what may happen along the coast of California someday, but the truth is that a New Madrid earthquake could potentially do far more damage. So is there evidence that the New Madrid fault zone is waking up? Yes, there is. According to Bloomberg, there has been “a sixfold increase in the number of earthquakes that have shaken the central part of the U.S. from 2000 to 2011″. Much of that increase is being blamed on human activity such as mining, drilling and fracking. So could human activity aggravate the fault zone so much that it could set off a truly history-making earthquake at some point? Well, the potential is certainly there. That is why so many people are so concerned about the monster sinkholes that have appeared in the region in recent months. For example, a massive sinkhole down in Louisiana is now over 8 acres in size and it has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes. You can see video of the Louisiana sinkhole right here. Over in Ohio, a giant sinkhole has suddenly formed that is more than 30 feet deep and that is the size of four football fields. That sinkhole caused part of State Route 516 to collapse and authorities say that it will likely be closed for many months. You can see video of the gigantic sinkhole in Ohio right here. Are these monster sinkholes an indication that major earth changes are coming along the New Madrid fault? Has reckless human activity awoken a sleeping giant that we should never have messed with?

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"According to

"According to Bloomberg..."
And all credibility of your post went out the window.
I'm sorry but you are posting pseudo-science drivel that Fox and MSNBC watchers fond for and can't wait to email their friends to show how smart they are.

The New Madrid Fault zone is only 150 miles long, and not in Louisiana. The Ohio sink hole isn't some quasi conspiracy of the fault bringing a doomsday earthquake, it is middle school science:
(you drain a saturated soil and it subsides)

"Has reckless human activity awoken a sleeping giant that we should never have messed with?"
Speculation and hyperbole fit for the grocery store check out lane alongside batboy and bigfoot.

Southern Agrarian

Why are you trying to minimize

the issue, such as pointing out that the New Madrid Fault zone "is only 150 miles long?" I'd think that what is more important than how long the fault line is would be what we know from experience about the impact that earthquakes along that fault can have. Does common sense mean anything anymore? If you mess around with the ground (like with explosives or by forcing substances into the ground with great power) beneath or even near a somewhat unstable foundation, you are increasing your chances that you might trigger something that would affect that foundation.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Thanks for posting

They aren't just here in the US. Fascinating.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain