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June 15, 2005

North American Intraplate Collapsing Heralding New Madrid Fault Zone Cataclysm as Rare Major ‘Triplet’ Earthquakes Occur in the Americas

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Russian Subscribers

Russian Scientists are reporting today that the rare Earthquake Triplet Events occurring over the last 36 hours in Chile (7.8 Magnitude Event), Alaska (6.9 Magnitude Event) and California (7.2 Magnitude Event), coupled with today’s New Madrid Earthquake (1.6 Magnitude Event), are signaling the breaking apart of the North American Intraplate in the area of the New Madrid Fault Zone.

Of this most strange of fault zones we can read more about as reported by the United States Stanford University in their report titled "New Madrid earthquakes still threaten central United States, scientists conclude" and which says;

"Intraplate zones are something of a mystery," notes Segall. "We can't even map the fault, so we don't really know how big it is." "As scientists, we don't understand what's happening in the intraplate setting all that well," adds Kenner. "What we tried to do in our current Science study is to come up with a model that's a better approximation of the New Madrid seismic zone."

The Kenner-Segall model suggests that there is a preexisting weak zone beneath the New Madrid fault where stress accumulates over time. "You may not be able to see very much stress accumulation," observes Segall, "but it's there."

After many years, the stress shifts from the weak zone toward the surface, where it builds up and eventually causes the fault to rupture, triggering a large earthquake as the ground slips some 15 to 30 feet.  "The New Madrid fault is like a crack in the wall," comments Segall. "You try to cover it with plaster, but the crack reappears over and over again. It's always going to be there, because it's a preexisting weakness.

"I can't emphasize enough that there is a huge uncertainty when it comes to intraplate events," he adds. "For example, we don't know why the earthquakes come in triplets, but it has happened on a regular basis in the past."

Further studies of the Intraplate Strain in the New Madrid Fault Zone were conducted by Stanford University Scientists who stated in their report titled "Intraplate Strain Accumulation in the New Madrid Seismic Zone" that;

"The spatial coherence of this pattern suggests that some deformation--albeit marginally significant--may be present in the region. Projecting the average motion onto the NE seismic trend yields 0.7 parallel and -0.6 mm/yr perpendicular components, which is opposite of that predicted by simple elastic strain dislocation models that assume zero far-field deformation and backslip on the faults defined by seismic and paleoseismic studies. We are currently investigating alternative explanations for this tantalizing signal, such as from a gravitational instability of the underlying rift pillow (Pollitz et al., 2002), or from the relaxation of a weakened lower crustal zone proposed by Kenner and Segall (2000). This latter model, which predicts low rates of strain consistent with our geodetic observations, shows that low strain rates do not necessarily preclude the possibility of repeating large intraplate earthquakes, and that the seismic hazards in the NMSZ are still likely to be high."

What is most concerning to Russian Scientists about this New Madrid Fault Zone area are that these ‘deformations’ were discovered prior to the devastating Sumatra Earthquake in which the Indian Ocean Plate exerted such pressure upon the Eurasian Plate that the forces building upon the North American Plate are likely to cause a cataclysmic earthquake event in the Americas, and as we had previously reported on in our May 2nd report titled   "Near Simultaneous Atlantic Ocean and Arkansas Region Earthquakes Increase Destabilization of North American Continent, Catastrophic Event Soon to Occur" and wherein we had stated;

“Troubling reports have reached us today from the Americas that are showing that the long expected pressures building upon the North American Plate are beginning to destabilize the much feared New Madrid Earthquake Zone located in the central parts of the North American Continent.

European and American earthquake monitoring stations have all reported that yesterday, May 1st, the Arkansas Region of the United States experienced an earthquake measuring between 4.1 and 4.8 magnitudes, and as we can read as reported by the Newsday News Service in their article titled  "Mild Quake Felt in Northeast Arkansas", and which says, "A mild earthquake centered in northeastern Arkansas was felt across a wide area of the Mississippi Valley on Sunday, but no major damage was reported. The quake was measured at magnitude 4.1, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was felt in parts of Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and northern Mississippi in addition to Arkansas, authorities said. The tremor was centered about 4 miles south-southeast of Manila in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, said Gary Patterson, a geologist with the USGS Center for Earthquake Research and Information at Tennessee's University of Memphis."

More ominous for the Americas however is that this earthquake in the New Madrid Earthquake Zone followed by a number of hours an almost equal earthquake that occurred in the Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge Region, and again as reported by both European and American monitoring stations.

To the seriousness of these events we have also previously reported about, such as in our March 6th report titled "Arctic Circle Earthquakes Begins North American Continent Instability, Greater Earthquakes Sure to Follow", and where we had stated, “The relationship therefore between these two earthquake events in Arctic Russia and Quebec Canada can not be underestimated because, and as stated by the Canadian Governments Natural Resources Ministry, "Canada east of the Cordillera, extending north from the United States border to the Arctic Ocean, comprises about two-thirds of the stable craton of the North American plate."

And now today as we are evidencing these events, not to the ‘stability’, but rather to the ‘instability’ of the entire Eastern Seaboard Regions of the areas of Canada, the United States and the Caribbean Sea are we concerned about. Of concern to Russian researchers has also been that the United States Geological Service’s Quaternary Faults Maps for the Eastern Regions of this country are non-existent, so no further estimations can be made as to the immediate future course of these events.”

In our April 6th report titled "Concern Rises for United States Eastern Coastal Region Cataclysm, As Evidence for North American Plate Instability Mounts", we further stated, “News reports from this United States Region today are what is increasing the concerns of our scientists, and as we can read as reported by the American Newspaper in their article titled "Small earthquake felt in southeastern Massachusetts", and which says, "NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- A minor earthquake shook southeastern Massachusetts on Tuesday evening, prompting a flood of worried calls to area police departments. The Weston Observatory at Boston College reported the magnitude 2.3 tremor, which struck about 7 p.m. EDT about six miles north of New Bedford, somewhere in Freetown, was felt in nearby communities, including Achushnet, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth and Rochester.  "Most reports we had were of a loud bang," said Dina Smith, the observatory's associate director for operations. She said a quake of that size is big enough to be noticed, but not enough to cause damage."

This earthquake also coincides with more disturbing news coming from this New England Region, and as we can read as reported by the Newspaper Times Herald-Record in their article titled "The mysterious vanishing water", and which says, "This sleepy village on the New Jersey border has never thirsted.  Even in times of drought – when other towns and villages in Orange County suffered from water shortages – Unionville's sand and gravel aquifer has provided. There are about 600 people in Unionville, who use an average of 40,000 gallons of drinking water a day. So village officials were puzzled a month ago when they discovered they were pumping more than twice that amount from the wells.

"It's a mystery," said Unionville Mayor Richard Ludwick. "But somewhere we're losing water and hopefully, within the next week, we'll find out where it’s going." Over the past month, the amount of "missing" water from the village's two wells has fluctuated from 25,000 to 40,000 gallons a day, he said."

The connection between these two New England Region events lies in the ancient Ramapo Fault Line, of which we can read about as said by the United States Columbia University, and which says, “The Ramapo Fault is part of a system of north-east striking, southeast-dipping faults, which are mapped from southeastern New York to eastern Pennsylvania and beyond. These faults were active at different times during the evolution of the Appalachians, especially in the Mesozoic when they served as border faults to the Newark Basin and other extensional basins formed by the opening of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 200 million years ago.”

Real Time Seismometers operated by the United States Center for Earthquake Research and Information are showing tens of thousands of micro quakes occurring, with the most active region being centered on the city of Charleston in the United States Missouri Region, and as we can read as reported by the United States Geological Service Organization (USGS) suffered the second greatest earthquake event in this area;

"The October 31, 1895, earthquake near Charleston, Missouri, probably ranks second in intensity to the 1811-12 series. Every building in the commercial area of Charleston was damaged. Cairo, Illinois, and Memphis, Tennessee, also suffered significant damage. Near Charleston, 4 acres of ground sank and a lake was formed. The shock was felt over all or portions of 23 states and at some places in Canada."

Even without the added stress being applied to this New Madrid Fault Zone Area we can find many reports of earthquake precursor events that have been occurring there, such as one reported by the St. Louis Times Dispatch News Service in their article titled "Wet again and full of fish" and which says;

"Last June, a submerged sinkhole drained the lake's water supply in about three days, along with its population of aquatic creatures through cracks in the underground limestone bedrock. The water fell through underground caverns to a spring about four miles north of the lake. The sight of a muddy lake basin and its swamp like odor drew befuddled crowds and caught the attention of news media around the world."

How strange it is that these Westerners ignore such dire warnings such as this and instead of preparing themselves they make things like they were before, as if in doing so they will not have to face the consequences of their inactions in the future.

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