There has been much made of an earthquake in the recent past long the New Madrid fault line, as this was unexpected, being in a quiescent area, and thus raised all manner of questions regarding the possibility of massive earthquakes in areas presumed to be safe. Simply put, there are no earthquake free areas, and during the coming pole shift, all parts of the globe will be subject to them, without exception. Thus, individuals living in areas which have never experienced an earthquake should not presume safety but should take the same steps in preparing for the pole shift that those living atop highly active fault lines take - stay out of old or masonry buildings, and anticipate earthquakes as severe as any that mankind has ever experienced and noted.

ZetaTalk 


Our description on the pole shift itself describes not a single jolt when the crust stops moving but a series of jolts. Most severe earthquakes are like this, in fact, if one examines their pattern. There are small quakes ahead of time, swarms, and jiggling that unsettles people as they sense something is pending. Then when the rock fingers that are preventing the fault line from sliding or subducting suddenly break, a large jolt. This often, within minutes, results in more jolts as the pressure that was at one point now moves to be pressure at the next point where rock fingers are holding the slippage. Aftershocks result, as yet more rock fingers break, until a point arrives where there is so much resistance to slippage that the quake and its after effects is considered complete. 

For the New Madrid, which will include the European tsunami in its effects, there will be one large jolt with a subsequent and almost immediate tearing of the Atlantic. We have stated that the European tsunami will be the largest, but smaller ones will follow in time. Likewise for the New Madrid adjustment, which involve a tearing of the entire N American continent from the seaway down to Mexico. This adjustment will not occur until minor rock fingers have been steadily broken in a number of places. The areas to be affected have already been experiencing quake swarms, buckling roadways, sinkholes, breaking dams, and unsettling jigging which is unexplained by the authorities. When the primary blockage gives, there will be a huge jolt, with little warning. Aftershocks will continue until the time of the pole shift itself.

ZetaTalk ™ 2010


It is known by man that the New Madrid Fault line runs beyond the immediate area of New Madrid. When we stated that "Chicago will rupture and adjust" and "Ohio will be pulled in places" this should not be news to man. The New Madrid runs up along the Seaway, to the mouth of the Seaway, and thus will rupture any land it passes through. Plot its course and consider that more than the fault line itself will be disrupted. Rock detached from its former connections is free to react to the dominant theme in the area. If rock was held down, formerly, it can bounce up. If rock was held back, it is free to spring forward. And adjustment in rock strata means that loose soil will sink or heave. This most certainly can affect a broader area than just the fault line. We have stated that Ohio will be affected most in this regard. These matters are related to the rock strata, which bonds or breaks, as we have stated. There is a natural break in the rock strata holding Ohio, along the Ohio River and into its headwaters, as can be seen. Why should Chicago be affected? There is a natural break in the rock strata between the New Madrid and Chicago also, a weakness, which will rupture with the New Madrid. When the Seaway pulls apart there will be a dropin support formerly present during rock attachments. Chicago has long been predicted, by ourselves and others, to be devastated. Much of the infrastructure will rupture, causing buildings to crumble and freeways to be worthless and irreparable. One need only follow the geology of the region, to predict what will happen.

ZetaTalk ™ 2010


During the 7 of 10 New Madrid adjustment the Seaway will be affected, as we mentioned earlier. It will not tear open to the degree we predicted for the pole shift itself, but weak points along the Seaway will adjust. During the 7 of 10 Duluth will find crevasses nearby, similar to the crevasse that has occurred recently in the Michigan Penninsula, but with greater depth and scope. Inland locks along the Seaway will break. Detroit and Toronto will be unaffected during the 7 of 10 except of course for earthquake damage. As the New Madrid fault line runs up along the Seaway just under the Great lakes in Ohio, cities such as Cleveland and Toledo will find their infrastructure greatly shattered in places as the rock beneath them will jut and drop, vertical adjustments. Buffalo, being virtually on the fault line, will likewise be shattered in this way, such that freeways become useless, but the seaway at Niagara Falls will remain.

ZetaTalk ™ 2010


As both sides of the New Madrid Fault Line are pulled in opposite directions, the entire fault line operates as a slip-slide fault line. In that the land just to the west of the Mississippi River moves the greatest distance, to ease the pressure on the bow currently formed by the N American continent, this creates a void, a stretch zone void, causing the land there to drop, as we have explained. This is the region currently experiencing precursor earthquakes, the region considered the New Madrid region. But the movement is not yet happening, the void not yet being created. Instead, occasional slight slip-slide adjustments are being made, deep within the rock strata, causing minor quake swarms or sympathetic jolts in neighboring areas. The rock fingers are slipping, but not losing their grip. 

When the plate tearing starts in earnest, these slip-slide jolts will be huge, and rise up to the magnitude 8-9 range, as we have stated. These quakes will ride up to the bend in the fault line just south of Lake Michigan. Earthquake damage is primarily done when the rock close to the surface is affected, as is known by man. The quality of the rock along the fault line thus affects the shaking and resulting damage to the surface. A glance at a map of the geology of the fault line shows that the rock along the Mississippi at Arkansas and Missouri is younger, laid down by sediment, and tends to fracture broadly, thus relaying earthquake jolts over a vast area. Broad fractures also cause post quake adjustments, so the quake includes rock shuffling, all of which translates to a larger magnitude for the area. Thus, the worst of the New Madrid adjustment will be felt in this area. 

The rock strata that hold Illinois and Indiana is older, and more solid. Fracturing of the rock tends to be a single jolt, not the multiple ricocheting jolts that magnify any adjustment in the rock strata experienced by the rock strata in Arkansas and Missouri. The magnitude will still be considered high, perhaps an 8, but the shaking will not last as long, and the damage therefore not as great. Were the bend in the fault line just south of Lake Michigan not at a point where the southeastern part of the US is dropping away from the Seaway, the damage along the Seaway would be much greater. The Equator is expanding in the center of the Atlantic, and has already, by this time, ripped open between S America and Africa. The southeast thus drops toward this void, relieving pressure and friction along the slip-slide in the fault line as it runs under the Seaway. 

By the time the New Madrid adjustment reaches the bend, land to the west of the Mississippi has already dropped, pulled away, but this actually puts more pressure on the fault line as it runs under Michigan. This holds, momentarily, while the southeast starts to drop toward the Atlantic Rift, and then pulls apart sharply. Here, beneath Michigan, the jolts will also not last for long, and will also be considered up to magnitude 8. The fault line thence along the Seaway will unzip, along rock strata borders already established. Where stretch zones such as this normally have adjustments that are basically silent, they do much damage. The unzipping creates crevasses and landslides and sinkholes, and when this occurs under cities is devastating. The quakes will be considered much less than magnitude 8 but the damage will be greater, with consequent lost of life and infrastructure. A building that has collapsed because of a large jolt is no different than one that has collapsed because the ground beneath it sank.

As is known, there is a fault line running up along the East Coast of the US that attaches to the New Madrid fault line in the Gulf. Both fault lines touch there, in the Gulf, and when the New Madrid adjusts there is a sympathetic adjustment up along this fault line. During the last New Madrid adjustment, church bells rang in Boston and cracks appeared in buildings in Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. These changes are caused by earthquakes equivalent to a magnitude 4-5 or less, not serious.

ZetaTalk ™ March 19, 2011

Note New Madrid Sequence commentary. 
Note USGS Signals commentary.

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Comment by Nancy Lieder on November 6, 2019 at 2:05pm

Police investigate loud “boom” heard in Wichita area November 2, 2019
https://www.kfdi.com/2019/11/02/police-investigate-loud-boom-heard-...
People in Wichita and surrounding communities reported hearing a loud boom sound Saturday afternoon, but there is no word on the origin of the sound.
[and from another]
Loud boom reported in Wichita, surrounding communities; origin unknown November 2, 2019
https://www.kansas.com/news/local/article236945218.html
People in Wichita and surrounding communities posted on social media about hearing a loud noise and feeling their houses shake Saturday. A Sedgwick County dispatcher said they received about six calls about a supposed explosion around 1:30 p.m.
[and from another]
Source of loud boom over Wichita remains mystery November 2, 2019
https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Wichita-police-investigating-repo...
The source of a loud boom and rattling reported in Wichita Saturday remains a mystery. Officials at McConnell Air Force Base say it did not come from the base and the United States Geological Survey did not report any earthquakes at that time. There also were no explosions.
[and from another]
What in the world was that? Loud boom, shaking, rattles many in the Wichita metro area November 2, 2019
http://www.kake.com/story/41263444/what-in-the-world-was-that-loud-...
The American Meteor Society has weighed in on the "boom" that many of us around Kansas and Oklahoma heard earlier this afternoon. It appears as if the best answer to the boom we heard is a meteor, but this hasn't been confirmed.
[and from another]
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/static/earthquake-network-operations/Se...
Data from Station US OXF (Oxford, Mississippi, USA) last updated at Tue 11/05/19 12:32 MST (Tue 11/05/19 19:32 UTC)

SOZT
Many signs of the pending New Madrid adjustment are subtle, and unless linked together do not in and of themselves appear significant. Why would a loud boom and rattling houses from snapping rock in Wichita relate to the tension in the New Madrid region? We have stated that heaving around the Missouri River is due to the hard rock there crunching and bending instead of ripping. If the rock under the Ozarks is heaving, where does this process end?

Wichita is on the Arkansas River, which empties into the Mississippi near Oxford, Mississippi. Just as the Missouri River bounds the Ozarks on the north, the Arkansas River bounds the Ozarks on the south. Thus the pressure of the heaving Ozarks transferred to Wichita. There was a temporary rebound all the way down the Arkansas River bed to where the river empties into the Mississippi. Except for a diligent observer, the seismograph reaction in Oxford would not have been noticed.
EOZT

Comment by Nancy Lieder on October 31, 2019 at 8:56pm

More new ZetaTalk on why the quakes shift from west to east side of Mississippi, and what this means for the future!

Some recent Mississippi River quakes are on the left, the West, but recently up by New Madrid are on the right, the East. Missouri heaving is also on the left, the West. Is this a clue to the rupture that is pending?

We have stated that the New Madrid rupture starts at the Gulf, where the Mississippi River outlet is lowest and thus the crust is thinnest and sagging. The soft rock stretches to accommodate the diagonal pull on the N American Continent. As we have stated, the western side of the Mississippi River will drop, flooding to a width of 50 miles, during the New Madrid adjustment, and this can be seen by the location of recent quakes along the Mississippi. This also happened during the Hard Rock Hotel collapse. Soft rock stretching to the WEST thus occurs first.

The hard rock above and to either side of New Madrid does not stretch, but the rock layers overlap to relieve the pressure. Thus the heaving in Missouri, causing a backwash up the Missouri River. This can cause a permanent elevation increase in Missouri, as the Ozark Mountains attest.  When these adjustments do not suffice, the stress switches to the east side of the Mississippi, which is why the quake swarms have now switched to the Tennessee side. The east side is being pulled upward and toward the northeast, and heaving may occur in Tennessee for this reason.

Now the tug both to the southwest and to the northeast are in place, and intensifying. When the hard rock above New Madrid can no longer adjust by rock layers overlapping, the New Madrid Fault Line will begin to tear the hard rock. The soft rock below New Madrid will likewise rip, rather than stretch. Each segment of the fault line will be put under intense stress, and quickly fail in a domino fashion. The New Madrid Fault Line will rapidly unzip toward Chicago and then East under the Seaway.

Comment by Juan F Martinez on October 31, 2019 at 7:58pm

Magnitude M 2.7  Region SOUTHERN QUEBEC, CANADA
Date time 2019-10-30 19:19:33.0 UTC
Location 47.10 N ; 76.43 W
Depth 18 km
Distances 196 km N of Ottawa, Canada / pop: 813,000 / local time: 15:19:33.0 2019-10-30
87 km NW of Ferme-Neuve, Canada / pop: 2,200 / local time: 15:19:33.0 2019-10-30

Comment by Nancy Lieder on October 29, 2019 at 7:43pm

New ZT re the heaving Missouri River: 

Continuous flooding of the Missouri river. Although there are several causes listed in the article, I can’t help but wonder if the sinking of the central US has started. It is also interesting that this topic is not getting any press. 
[and from another]
https://www.kshb.com/news/state/missouri/prolonged-missouri-river-f...
Prolonged Missouri River flooding could last all winter: 'No end in sight'
October 28, 2019
Flooding along the Missouri River has stretched on for seven months. There are several reasons for the flooding, including high levels along the river, saturated ground and broken levees. Similar conditions exist in places along the lower Missouri River.


SOZT
Certainly the Mid-West was flooded in late March, early April of 2019,
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue654.htm
but after 7 months these regions should have drained. Do these regions remain flooded every Spring after the Winter snows have melted? They drain. Thus there is another reason the waters are backed up. It is of record that when the New Madrid Fault Line ruptured in 1811-1812 that the Mississippi River briefly ran backward. The ground heaves, and heaved just two years ago in October 2017
http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue575.htm
just above the New Madrid region.

The Missouri River joins the Mississippi River at St. Louis, but there are no reports of the Mississippi River backing up. It is the Missouri River this time. Such heaving indicates pressure on hard rock layers. The New Madrid Fault Line ruptures at New Madrid because this is where the soft rock that rises up from the Gulf comes to a point, and meets hard rock. The current quake swarms at New Madrid, though small, show the same pattern as occurred in 1811-1812, bouncing from one side of the Mississippi to the other. As we said on October 12 when the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed, the New Madrid adjustment has begun.
EOZT

Prior ZT: http://www.zetatalk.com/ning/31oc2017.htm
Heaving land was noted during the last major New Madrid adjustment, when the river was reported to run backward. Rock strata being asked to rip on a diagonal will resist, and during this resistance will bunch up to create a heave. When the pressure to rip at a diagonal is eased, due to land elsewhere moving instead, then the heave relaxes and seemingly goes back to normal. 

Comment by Juan F Martinez on October 29, 2019 at 3:58am

Science of the New Madrid Seismic Zone   (USGS)

 Overview

When people think of earthquakes in the United States, they tend to think of the west coast. But earthquakes also happen in the eastern and central U.S. Until 2014, when the dramatic increase in earthquake rates gave Oklahoma the number one ranking in the conterminous U.S., the most seismically active area east of the Rocky Mountains was in the Mississippi Valley area known as the New Madrid seismic zone. Since 1974, seismometers, instruments that measure ground shaking, have recorded thousands of small to moderate earthquakes. The faults that produce earthquakes are not easy to see at the surface in the New Madrid region because they are eroded by river processes and deeply buried by river sediment. A map of earthquakes epicenters, however, reflects faulting at depth and shows that the earthquakes define several branches of the New Madrid seismic zone in northeastern Arkansas, southwestern Kentucky, southeastern Missouri, and northwestern Tennessee. Other relatively young faults, which are not necessarily associated with recent earthquakes, or the main seismicity trend in the New Madrid region, are shown in this map. It shows 20 localities where geologists have found and published their findings on faults or evidence of large earthquakes.

1811-1812 Earthquakes 

The first principal earthquake, M7.5, occurred at about 2:15 am (local time) in northeast Arkansas on December 16, 1811. The second principal shock, M7.3, occurred in Missouri on January 23, 1812, and the third, M7.5, on February 7, 1812, along the Reelfoot fault in Missouri and Tennessee.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/events/1811-1812newmadrid/s...

In the winter of 1811 and 1812,  the New Madrid seismic zone generated a sequence of earthquakes that lasted for several months and included three very large earthquakes estimated to be between magnitude 7 and 8. The three largest 1811-1812 earthquakes destroyed several settlements along the Mississippi River, caused minor structural damage as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri, and were felt as far away as Hartford, Connecticut, Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans, Louisiana. In the New Madrid region, the earthquakes dramatically affected the landscape. They caused bank failures along the Mississippi River, landslides along Chickasaw Bluffs in Kentucky and Tennessee, and uplift and subsidence of large tracts of land in the Mississippi River floodplain. One such uplift related to faulting near New Madrid, Missouri, temporarily forced the Mississippi River to flow backwards. In addition, the earthquakes liquefied subsurface sediment over a large area and at great distances resulting in ground fissuring and violent venting of water and sediment. One account of this phenomena stated that the Pemiscot Bayou "blew up for a distance of nearly fifty miles."

After the earthquake [of 1811-1812] moderated in violence, the country exhibited a melancholy aspect of chasms, of sand covering the earth, of trees thrown down, or lying at an angle of forty-five degrees, or split in the middle. The Little Prarie settlement was broken up. The Great Prarie settlement, one of the most flourishing before on the west bank of the Mississippi, was much diminished. New Madrid dwindled to insignificance and decay; the people trembling in their miserable hovels at the distant and melancholy rumbling of the approaching shocks.

Liquefaction

The most obvious effects of the 1811-1812 earthquakes are the large sandy deposits, known as sand blows, resulting from eruption of water and sand to the ground surface. This phenomenon called earthquake-induced liquefaction is the process by which water-saturated, sandy sediment temporarily loses its strength due to the buildup of water pressure in the pores between sand grains as seismic waves pass through the sediment. If the pore-water pressure increases to the point that it equals the weight of the overlying soil, the sediment liquefies and behaves as a fluid. The resulting slurry of water and sediment tends to flow towards the ground surface along cracks and other weaknesses. Overlying soil "floating" on liquefied sediments moves down even gentle slopes, causing fissuring and lateral and vertical displacements. This type of landslide known as lateral spreading is commonly responsible for damage to infrastructure (bridges, roads, buildings) during major earthquakes.
Photograph and schematic cross-section illustrating earthquake-induced liquefaction and formation of sand dikes and sand blows (modified from Sims and Garvin, 1995).

During the 1811 and 1812 earthquakes, liquefaction and resulting lateral spreading was severe and widespread. Sand blows formed over an extremely large area about 10,400 square kilometers. Effects of liquefaction extended about 200 km northeast of the New Madrid seismic zone in White County, Illinois, 240 km to the north-northwest near St. Louis, Missouri, and 250 km to the south near the mouth of the Arkansas River. In the New Madrid region, sand blows can still be seen on the surface today. In the past, the sand blows were attributed to the 1811-1812 earthquakes. We now know that some of the sand blows pre-date 1811 and formed as the result of prehistoric New Madrid earthquakes.

In the New Madrid seismic zone, many sand blows appear as light-colored sandy patches in plowed fields. Flood deposits bury other sand blows. Viewed from above, sand blow have circular, elliptical, and linear shapes and can range up to tens of meters in width and hundreds of meters in length. Viewed in cross-section or in excavations and riverbanks, sand blows commonly take the form of large lenses 1 to 2 m in thickness. Sand blows composed of several layers that fine upward from coarse sand to silt and capped by clay probably formed as a result of multiple earthquakes. Sand blows usually contain clasts, pieces of underlying deposits and soil horizons ripped from the dike walls as the liquefied sand erupted to the surface.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/nmsz/1811-1812.php

Comment by toekneetogo on October 28, 2019 at 11:37pm

During an Arkansas earthquake last month (less than 20 miles from me & only 12 miles deep) it felt like the earth under me was heading west, as it rolled for about 20 seconds. Then while working in the yard I came across this small boulder, that to me, is a clear example of 'soft rock' that 'moves' when confronted by hard(er) rock. Imagine it could be a souvenir from past earth changes in this area.

Comment by Juan F Martinez on October 28, 2019 at 5:45am

7 million people at risk of massive New Madrid quake
Experts fear worst when big one finally hits
October 16, 2019 -

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Drop, cover, and hold on. That's probably all you be able to do when the big one hits.

And have no doubt, experts tell KMOX we're due for a major earthquake.

Jeff Briggs, Earthquake Program Manager for the Missouri State Emergency Management, says we live in one of the largest active earthquake zones in the US, east of the Rocky Mountains. More than 200 measurable quakes a year happen in the New Madrid Seismic Zone centered in Southeast Missouri. "There are roughly 7 million people who live in the high impact area who would be affected by a New Madrid Seismic Zone."
Experts believe the 7-plus magnitude quakes the region experienced in the early 1800s are an indication we'll be hit again. They were felt across the Eastern US.

Briggs warns you will have absolutely no advanced warning, no time to prepare when the shaking starts.

"Falling debris is what's going to hurt the vast majority of people," he explains. "Day one after a big New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake, we estimate about 2.5 million people will be without power, and more than a million people will be without water, and they could be without those services for up to two weeks."

Briggs adds an estimated 3,500 people could be killed with more than 80,000 injured.

What can you do right now? Get disaster supplies ready, of course.

Another safety measure Briggs recommends is to get heavy objects off high shelves and secure large furniture to the wall.

Briggs says you should practice what you'll do the instant the earth starts to shake — drop to the ground, cover yourself either with furniture, or cover your head with your arms, and hold on until the shaking stops. In fact, half a million people in Missouri will practice those techniques as part of the Great ShakeOut.

https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/new-madrid-fault-line-puts-7-m...

Comment by Nancy Lieder on October 27, 2019 at 10:00pm

On October 27, yet another quake swarm at New Madridd. There are no recent quakes above this point on the Mississippi or Ohio Rivers, nor below this point either. This area (New Madrid) is where the soft rock ends and hard rock begins. Soft rock can only stretch so much, and then the rip will move into the hard rock. Then it becomes BOOM. 

Comment by Juan F Martinez on October 13, 2019 at 10:25pm

Earthquakes Continue in New Madrid Fault as Central States Prepare For the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Yesterday, a M3.0 quake and today several tremors hit inside the New Madrid Fault Line. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is constantly shaking since about 1 month, now.
Meanwhile Missouri prepares for the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill that will take place on October 17, 2019.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone is continuously shaking since about one month now, when a M3.7 earthquake rumbled parts of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas on September 12, 2019. This strong quake for the region was followed by a series of small quakes near Lilbourn, Missouri.

In addition, a small M3.0 earthquake rattled southeastern Missouri, yesterday, Oct. 12. And today 2 more small earthquakes hit near Lilbourn and Ridgely, right in the red zone of the New Madrid Fault.

The magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred just before 8 a.m. Saturday and was centered about 2.7 miles (4 kilometers) southwest of Lilbourn. Although, no reports of damage or injuries were received, more than 40 reported feeling the quake on the USGS homepage.

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, millions of people will participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 17, 2019 and practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold.

Below, an animated video from FEMA about how to prepare for an earthquake and what to do during an earthquake:

https://strangesounds.org/2019/10/earthquake-new-madrid-seismic-zon...

Comment by Nancy Lieder on October 13, 2019 at 2:43pm

And a water main break  nearby shows the elevation changed. 

Water Gushes out of Uptown Broken Water Main; Boil Water Advisory Issued

October 12, 2019

https://www.fox8live.com/2019/10/12/water-gushes-out-uptown-broken-...

A 48-inch diameter water main broke near the corner of Lowerline and Panola streets, causing water pressure to fall below 20 psi in the areas bounded by Carrollton Avenue, Interstate 10, the Pontchartrain Expressway, Calliope Street and the Mississippi River. Residents in the affected area are advised to use bottled or boiled tap water to drink, cook, clean food or brush teeth until further notice.

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