Earthquakes in the US, Not Just a West Cost Issue
Host: James of “I Am Liberty”
About 2 years ago, long before I Am Liberty, I was cooking pizza for some folks at the cafe who employed me at the time. When the world began to shake underfoot the windows made the most noise and we rushed to the doorways. It was a truly eye opening experience not to mention my wife was on the road with my newborn son. Thankfully we were far enough away from the source in Mineral, Virginia the property damage was minimal but the effect it had on daily life was felt
It was estimated that one third of the nation’s population felt the effects of this quake. But worse was the effect it had on communications on the East coast. Whenever things like this happen it is always shocking how frail our communications systems are.
Tonight on I Am Liberty we are going to talk seismology and how these events can and will affect us. When we think earth tremors it’s often a west coast concern. The New Madrid Seismic Zone sometimes called the New Madrid Fault Line, is a major seismic zone and a prolific source of intraplate earthquakes (earthquakes within a tectonic plate) in the southern and Midwestern United States, stretching to the southwest from New Madrid, Missouri.
The 150-mile (240 km) long fault system, which extends into five states, stretches southward from Cairo, Illinois; through Hayti, Caruthersville and New Madrid in Missouri; through Blytheville into Marked Tree in Arkansas. It also covers a part of West Tennessee, near Reelfoot Lake, extending
Nathan Jefferson the man behind Abundant Future media (abundantfuture.net) and author of the great read The Wayward Journey will be on to talk on this subject. In his book the the New Madrid fault line is to blame, amongst other things, for plunging the nation into chaos
The historical risks of said fault line are as follows. New Madrid fault system was responsible for the 1811–1812 New Madrid Earthquakes and may have the potential to produce large earthquakes in the future. Since 1812, frequent smaller earthquakes have been recorded in the area.
So hang onto your hats and post up in your doorways as we talk about the earth’s crust tonight on I Am Liberty website: Go Here!