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Midwestern Fault Zones Are Still Alive 115

Posted by samzenpus
from the waiting-for-the-big-one dept.
sciencehabit writes "The occasional quakes rattling the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a series of Midwestern faults named for a small town in the Missouri Bootheel, aren't aftershocks of the massive quakes that rocked our fledgling nation more than 2 centuries ago, a new study suggests. In other words, modern-day quakes are signs that the faults in the region are still accumulating stress—and sometimes releasing it as fresh rumblings."
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Midwestern Fault Zones Are Still Alive

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  • Oh, Frack (Score:4, Interesting)

    by postbigbang (761081) on Thursday January 23, 2014 @07:55PM (#46052129)

    Can't be all that juice pumped into the ground.

  • Re:So obvious (Score:2, Interesting)

    by postbigbang (761081) on Friday January 24, 2014 @12:41AM (#46053775)

    Well, there was that "Kendall" in his name. Once in a while, there is a response that enlightens you as to the context of such responders, so as to be able to decide if long interaction is worthwhile or nihilistic.

    So I march on, until there's a stop point that often corroborates suspicions with more data. Once in a while you can hit the right button on a LIbertarian, and all sorts of stuff flies out their butts in this cavalcade of WTFs. If nothing else, it provides awe and humor value for the immense diversity of humanity.

    And other times, it's a stick up the hornet's next. I like to wear gloves on those missions, but sometimes it's just worth the honey.

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