Did you know that Oklahoma was just hit by the largest earthquake ever recorded in the history of the state? And did you know that Oklahoma absolutely shattered their yearly record for earthquakes in 2015 and may break it again this year?
According to the USGS, the number of significant earthquakes in the eastern and central sections of the nation has more than quintupled in recent years, and concern is growing that we could soon see a “megaquake” in the middle part of the country. Of course no discussion of megaquakes in the middle part of the country can leave out the New Madrid fault zone, which is approximately six times larger than the San Andreas fault zone in California. Scientists assure us that the New Madrid fault is around 30 years overdue for a major seismic event, and when it does happen it is going to be the biggest disaster in modern American history up to this point. Late last month, eight states took part in a major drill that simulated what the damage from a New Madrid earthquake might look like. —Prophecy News Watch
Concerns Grow About Coming New Madrid Megaquake As Blood Saturates Entire Town
The following comes from a news report that was posted on August 24th:
Eight states are taking part in a multi-state disaster drill Wednesday. Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas all took part in the “Show Me Mass Care Exercise” to practice how they would react during a major earthquake along the new Madrid Fault Line, which is a major source of earthquakes in the Midwest and south.
Thus, the New Madrid fault zone has respecfully earned the name ‘sleeping giant’.
Back in 1811 and 1812, a series of earthquakes along the New Madrid so powerful occurred that they actually cracked sidewalks all the way in Washington D.C. while ringing church bells in Boston. In fact, reports from eyewitnesses sounds like something straight out of a science fiction movie!
In fact, 8-years-old at the time, Godfrey Lesieur said that he witnessed the ground “rolling in waves.” While another witness, Michael Braunm, observed the river suddenly rise up “like a great loaf of bread to the height of many feet.” And, sections of riverbed beneath the Mississippi rose so high that a portion of the river ran backwards.
“Thousands of fissures ripped open fields, and geysers burst from the earth, spewing sand, water, mud and coal high into the air. In those days not many people lived in the middle of the country. What in the world would such an earthquake look like today?” PNW News
With all of our technology today that we are so dependent upon, what would happen if an earthquake even close to this magnitude struck on the New Madrid fault line?