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Just finished another book en re to the New Madrid Fault which,of course is located in South-East Missouri.The original series of quakes began at 0215 hrs. on 16,Dec. 1811.Epicenter was located in North-East Arkansas some 65 miles from the Missouri border.This was followed by a series of four after shocks each in the magnitude of 7.7 or higher.Some 1874 after shocks were felt between 16 Dec. to 13,March 1812.The area of the New Madrid fault is six times the size of the San Andres fault in Southern California.The series of shocks ,at that time affected,to a major or minor area,some one million square miles.The reason I am currently bringing this to the fore is that we are now informed by the U.S.G.S.(United States Geographical Survey ) that there are signs the fault is again becoming active and could cover an even greater area.There could be as many as six to ten shocks in the 7.7 catagory and perchance as high as 8.7. Back in 1811/1812 there were some 34,000 people residing in the directly affected area.There are now some twelve million.If these events were to take place today it would constitute the greatest loss of human lives and property damage in this world since the beginning of recorded time.WE would be looking at carnage from the Gulf to Canada and central Kansas to central New York..

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That is quite frightening!! Time to prep the bug out bag if not already prepared!


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I live close to Reelfoot Lake, so I keep an eye on projections about the fault. My Bug Out Bag is always packed but for a different reason.

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Unfortunately it is said that the next major action is way overdue.Allegedly the cities of St.Louis and Memphis would cease to exist.

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 The history channel had a show on the New Madrid fault.   When it went off in 1811/1812  it not only did lateral sliding  but also the earth pushed up causing the Mississippi River to change it's course.    You are right if it goes off again it will cause mass distruction.   It is also the most active seismic zones east of the Rocky mountains.   


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And to think that there were just 5 earthquakes in oklahoma ?????

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Out here in California, we rattle the gourd for a series of small shakers to reduce the stress-build-up along the fault-line. 


AND keep the bug-out bag at hand!

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when it hits the fan just head northeast and keep climbing the moutains, i'll leave a light on for ya.

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MIKIESPLACE says ...



when it hits the fan just head northeast and keep climbing the moutains, i'll leave a light on for ya.



Thanks Mikie but in the advent of a disaster, yours truly gets called out !


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Cat, since the Mississipi might wind up closer to Mikiesplace front  porch, you can just tie up your boat and go right in.

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Well Mikie,don't know that I would want to scoot up to your area either.The Ramapo fault,one of four major faults in this country, runs some 70 miles from Eastern Pa.,through Jersey and through Manhattan.B.T.W. allegedly when and if the New Madrid fault decides to get serious most of Arkansas,Missouri,Louisiana and Illinois will be gone and there will supposedly be a huge waterway connectiong the Gulf and Great Lakes.

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Well Mikie,don't know that I would want to scoot up to your area either.The Ramapo fault,one of four major faults in this country, runs some 70 miles from Eastern Pa.,through Jersey and through Manhattan.B.T.W. allegedly when and if the New Madrid fault decides to get serious most of Arkansas,Missouri and Illinois will be gone and there will supposedly be a huge waterway connectiong the Gulf and Great Lakes.



Head Northwest....I'll leave a light on

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Cat_D says ...



MIKIESPLACE says ...



when it hits the fan just head northeast and keep climbing the moutains, i'll leave a light on for ya.



Thanks Mikie but in the advent of a disaster, yours truly gets called out !


 


Cat, how can they call you out with a dead battery in your phone? <eg>


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My friend Cat-D brings back memories of the job.I too was called out,from time to time due to tornados or barricaded gunmen, in both states I worked.The last being a seventeen day stint/twelve hour shifts.We slept in chairs and on tables at the assembly.I was supposed to be starting a fifteen day annual leave.Such is life,wearing the badge.

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The problem is with me I alwas go toward the sound of gunfire and smoke, think it runs in the family having to help others in need before ourselves. That was shown just other day in Boston. That there are a lot of peopole that will help.


But when the New Madrid Fault splits America in 2 things could get dicey.

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I will not run toward the sound of an explosion too close after detonation.  If it's a bomb, there might be a second one nearby to kill off those fleeing or coming in.

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Bunp to that and it does happen.

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Yes, add the Madrid Fault to the list.  And about that pesky polar cap melt down.  The narrow window we had to do anything about the cataclysmic projected sea rise is closing fast. 


Things are gonna look a LOT different for ourselves and our children.  


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ssu459, I hope you didn't bug out of your bug out thread because I will -


INITIATE HIJACK!!!


FRIGHTENING FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!


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Hijack is fine my friend.I find your subject more interesting.It looks as though your latter presentation is something N.A.S.A. found in it's latest travels.He/she is a cute little critter,but I hope not as dangerous as it appears.

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ssu459 it is a half-eaten bukadanyaki.  I guess it's a deep-fried ball of octopus parts, etc.  One time I eavesdropped on some deputies near the security scanner at traffic court.  They were discussing exotic meats they had eaten.


I want to know if you have ever eaten squirrel.


 

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I have had squirrel,squid,snake,possum,pigs feet ,frog legs,lots of bison,venison,chocolate covered ants and the worm at the bottom of the bottle.My spouse,a Cherokee/Blackfoot,becomes irritated with me when I ask her to cook some dog.

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ssu459 we have similar palettes!!  I have eaten squid in its ink with squid ink pasta, raw sea urchin, eel, snake, little black frogs legs, escargot, chocolate covered bees and ants, mushrooms of all kinds, a tasty black fungus that grows on maize called huitlacoche or corn smut  AND the worm at the bottom of the bottle of mescal!


 


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Marly, down South squirrel is NOT considered exotic !!! LOL We all eat squirrel (well, if you grew up in the country you do )


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Cat_D says ...



Marly, down South squirrel is NOT considered exotic !!! LOL We all eat squirrel (well, if you grew up in the country you do )



And my pecan trees are full of them... LOL


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CatD - Yep, "exotic" is relative! Has nothing to do with why I asked SSU459 if he's eaten an authentic country dish from his region.


Here out West we don't pull the word "exotic" out of our sombreros too often due to the international influences that enrich our table. Many Californians who live in city, suburb and seaside eat squid, eel, manta ray and, yes... huitlacoche when we can find it this side of the border.


We.ve got countryside too! And mountains, deserts, you name it!  As for squirrel - anyone can head just east to the Cuyamacas for acorn- fed squirrel.  Or go just South. BOTH Californias are FULL of fruit, squirrels and nuts for the taking.  If you like possum you can go bag one  at Joe's orchard near the border where they munch on figs and loquats.  He will give you some Pikaki blossoms to take home.


Our Native American neighbors South of US enjoy squirrel when they can get it with their rifles in the vast countryside there.  That is, IFMestizo trespassers onto their ejidos don't poach everything the indigenous folk use to stay at a sustenance level.   


Myself...I prefer escargot.  But I might be coaxed to give squirrel a shot if Dixie is in the kitchen!


As they say -Ma jolie soeur, chacon a son gout et bon appetit! 


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Marly, down South squirrel is NOT considered exotic !!! LOL We all eat squirrel (well, if you grew up in the country you do )


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The other concern about the New Madrid Fault is that the rock there is much older and much more brittle than say in CA. Thus an equivalent quake of the same Richter number will be much more devastating than elsewhere.


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So DonnaLynn are you willing to bake us a few pecan squirrel pies.It sounds like Cajun food which I do love dearly.

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Dave, squirrel pie involved flour, milk and butter. Pecan pie involve Karo syrup, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Squirrel/pecan pie sounds DREADFUL, now Squirrel Pie with Pecan Pie for desert is a whole 'nother story !!! YUMMMMMMMMMMY. LOL Dang, now I'm getting hungry and it's no where near lunch !


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I was thinking of a savory squirrel pie with pecans.  But I will leave the dispute to our experts! 


(According to Bon Apetit, squirrel is popular in England.  In restaurants.  Where it is sometimes plated like...Korean BBQ???)


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