As I was browsing through Google news several days ago, a link to a story about a new fault discovered near Little Rock, Arkansas. Researchers say that this fault could produce a quake that is potentially more dangerous than the infamous New Madrid quake in the early 1800s. Perhaps of great importance to our nation’s economy, a large quake in this area, as the article states, could disrupt a major oil pipeline, destroy acres upon acres of farmland utilized for the growth of cotton and other crops, not to mention the terror on human life. It is impossible to prevent an event like this. However, as a result of this fault being discovered, perhaps residents of the Arkansas/Lower Mississippi region of the United States can prepare to soften the blow because it is not if, but when this quake will occur.
Here’s the link for the story.