What Is The New Madrid Fault Zone & Why Are People Concerned About It Splitting Off Part Of The U.S.

  • While many people may be shaking their heads at the notion of an earthquake that splits the country the fact remains that it is still a scientific possibility. So much so that governments and large corporations have already started to run test drills to see how they would react in such a situation

    In October 2009, a team composed of University of Illinois and Virginia Tech researchers headed by Amr S. Elnashai, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), considered a scenario where all three segments of the New Madrid fault ruptured simultaneously with a total earthquake magnitude of 7.7. The report found that there would be significant damage in the eight states studied – Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee – with the probability of additional damage in states farther from the NMSZ. Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri would be most severely impacted, and the cities of Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri would be severely damaged. The report estimated 86,000 casualties, including 3,500 fatalities; 715,000 damaged buildings; and 7.2 million people displaced, with 2 million of those seeking shelter, primarily due to the lack of utility services. Direct economic losses, according to the report, would be at least $300 billion..

    The part that I, along with many others worry about is that there are 15 Nuclear Reactors along this particular fault line! So if the worst does occur you are talking about a MAJOR catastrophe taking place.

    So what would the United States look like if say, there was a large earthquake on this fault line:

    The blue portion shows you where the new coastlines would be.

    So as you prep, stock up and spruce up your bug out plans you may want to consider factors such as fault lines in your research. Now granted it has been quite some time since something has happened along that fault line but to me that just means we are that much closer to an occurrence.

    Now it has been quite something has happened along that fault line but to me that just means we are that much closer to an occurrence.

    What are your thoughts? Do you plan for fault lines and earthquakes?

    Source: ABCNEWS






    1. Kathy Schronce said:

      With all the crap that is going on in America it probably will divide permanently if this country keeps going this way Karma and the vault will cover their areas.

    2. Bobbie Bothne said:

      I know mine wii have calif. in it maybe we could push it over a bit a just take calif out period. One could hope

      • Victoria Hammond said:

        I remember his predictions. Read Jess Sterns book,”The Sleeping Prophet” and others. He was very good!

    3. Mary Carolyn Cryer said:

      I grew up only 15 miles from New Madrid. Earthquakes were quite frequent. Most of my family still lives there although I am 900 miles away. Last time I visited there were 2 small earthquakes.

    4. Victoria Hammond said:

      I was in northern IIllinois, studying at home one late night. My husband was at the factory on the 3-11 pm shift, where television picture tubes hung above him, as they moved to another part of the assembly line. As I felt the house shaking, looked toward the living room, and saw the movement, had heard a loud thumping, I thought the furnace in the basement had blown up. I grabbed my sleeping son out of bed and ran outside. By then it had all stopped, but the air was crackling as I heard electrical boxes, buzzing all up and down the street, and saw the streetlights flickering. Soon my husband came home. Reported that the factory had been shut down, the TV sets above him, shaking for several minutes, the lights flickering and what not. All but the emergency team were sent out of plant, told to go home, about fifteen minutes early. Next day, on the news they said it was an earth quake. Well, it was from the New Madrid fault line. We know Yellowstone is a volcano Calderon, could blow at any time. And yes, all the nuclear power plants in the area. Remember the Japanese tsunami from that earthquake? All the workers contaminated. I remember the movie with Jane Fonda and Jack Lemon that came out around the time of the Three Mile Island event? If we get a big one on the New Madrid, (think of all the Oklahoma earthquakes from the fracking), Thousands of them, the San Andrea will go too. Just saw that movie recently

    5. Mary Jane Faunce said:

      would that be the mississippi river? if you look close we are already divided in half