Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – New Madrid Seismic Zone – Yellowstone
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – New Madrid Seismic Zone – Yellowstone by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
During August 21, 2017, a large swath across the United States will experience a rare total solar eclipse.
Here’s the thing: The New-Madrid seismic zone is on the direct path of the eclipse. And if that wasn’t enough to get you thinking: The Yellowstone super volcano is also on path!
I began to wonder whether or not the increased gravitational pull of the sun and moon alignment will have any effects on the planet Earth.
Think about how the moon itself has tremendous gravitational pull: The tides!
It’s amazing when you think about the enormous power of the moon’s gravitational pull on earth. Think about the unfathomable weight of all the oceans water which rise and fall with each tide.
With that in mind, one wonders when the moon and the sun are perfectly aligned (the moon in front of the sun), will the combined gravitational forces be enough to cause some unusual circumstances on earth as the dark swath of the alignment (eclipse) passes over?
I recall years ago when I lived in California and was concerned about earthquakes, there was a particular geologist who insisted upon the moon’s potential effects on fault zonzes. I don’t recall his name, but he made valid and logical arguments.
When I happened to check where the total eclipse would be (to see whether or not I would be able to see it where I live), I happened to notice that it passes across the general area of the New-Madrid seismic fault zone and I also noticed that it crosses over the general Yellowstone region (given the numerous earthquakes there recently). This coupled with my recollection of that geologist has me wondering…
The New-Madrid seismic zone is known for the earthquakes of 1811- 1812 which registered four of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in North America.
The earthquakes are said to have been magnitude 8 range, and one of them possibly as high as magnitude 8.6.