Please Come in, take a break and consider the Nature of Reelfoot Lake.
In the 1800s, an Earthquake Event on the New Madrid Fault caused a chain reaction resulting in the formation of this lake where there had been no lake before! It is a very shallow lake, great for bluegill fishing. This is my favorite fish to cook and eat!!!!!
A bonus today before the photo study: A short little fishing trip to see this lake via You Tube Video. Enjoy!
Reelfoot Lake is a shallow natural lake located in the northwest portion of Tennessee,United States of America. Much of it is really more of a swamp, with bayou-like ditches(some natural, some man-made) connecting more open bodies of water called basins, the largest of which is called Blue Basin. Reelfoot Lake is noted for its bald cypress trees and its nesting pairs of bald eagles. It is the site of Reelfoot Lake State Park. Lake Isom, a similar, smaller lake to the immediate south, is a National Wildlife Refuge area.
The following video is today's news by You Tube's Suspicious Observers. I try to share this news daily on the social medias as I like this effort. Short and to the point. Daily viewing is helping me understand all the space weather terms and a global view of Earth Updates.
Below his 3 minute vid is all the links he shares on his news. This is an excellent resource list you may want to copy and paste. I subscribed to this channel on You Tube, where you can see his other video creations.
(Thank You, Suspicious Observers, for your News Breaks and all You do).
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Next is a one minute vid by another one of my favorite 'real-time' earth events video creator, Mr MBB333. I am subscribed to his You Tube Channel also. link: http://www.youtube.com/user/mrmbb333?feature=results_main
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Your photostudy tonight is on the New Madrid Fault Line. This is the one that could effect my location in Texas. I urge everyone in the locations shown on map to study about this Fault Line for your own awareness. (I have shown some of the text from the Wikipedia Site, however, visit the site at the provided link below for continued text.)
New Madrid Seismic Zone
Reelfoot Rift and the New Madrid Seismic Zone in a 3D topographic image
Magnetic potential map of the Reelfoot Rift
December 25, 1699
1811–1812 earthquake series
- December 16, 1811, 0815 UTC (2:15 a.m.); (M ~7.2 – 8.2) epicenter in northeast Arkansas; it caused only slight damage to man-made structures, mainly because of the sparse population in the epicentral area. The future location of Memphis, Tennessee was shaken at Mercalli level nine intensity. A seismic seiche propagated upriver and Little Prairie was destroyed by liquefaction. Local uplifts of the ground and water waves moving upstream gave the illusion that the river was flowing upstream.
- December 16, 1811, the Daylight Shock, 1415 UTC (8:15 a.m.); (M ~7.2 – 8.2) epicenter in northeast Arkansas; This shock followed the first earthquake by six hours and was similar in intensity.
- January 23, 1812, 1500 UTC (9 a.m.); (M ~7.0 – 8.0) epicenter in the Missouri Bootheel. The meizoseismal area was characterized by general ground warping, ejections, fissuring, severe landslides, and caving of stream banks. Johnston and Schweig attributed this earthquake to a rupture on the New Madrid North Fault. This may have placed strain on the Reelfoot Fault.
- February 7, 1812, 0945 UTC (4:45 a.m.); (M ~7.4 – 8.6) epicenter near New Madrid, Missouri. New Madrid was destroyed. At St. Louis, Missouri, many houses were severely damaged, and their chimneys were toppled. This shock was definitively attributed to the Reelfoot Fault by Johnston and Schweig. It was uplift along this reverse fault segment, in this event, that created waterfalls on theMississippi River, disrupted the Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend, created a wave that propagated upstream and caused the formation of Reelfoot Lake.
Potential for future earthquakes
Iben Browning's 1990 prediction
Uncertainty over potential for recurrence
The following is an in depth report about the current state of this fault line and the BP oilwell volcano. I just found this channel for georgeweatherby today when I searched You Tube for New Madrid Fault. (link below).
He has a warning for Everyone in the area. ++++++++++++++++++++
He has a perspective on things that I have not considered. ++++++++++
So, I am sharing another point of view and encourage You to view this info.
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This is a link to real time earthquake map, so you can monitor your area:
Quakes so far today: (9-25)
And, this just came out on You Tube
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....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time.
Peace Be With You. I Pray for all of You.
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