Monday, January 25, 2010
What In The Earth Is Happening?
Sinking soil in the San Antonio, TX region is only the most recent example of a long string of inexplicable geologic happenings in the south-central US. Over the past 24 months or so, numerous quakes, which were otherwise rare, have shook the ground in Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. Among the most recent of these occurred in Jones, OK not too long ago, and registered nearly a 5.0 on the Richter scale. Now, the sinking soils of Texas are baffling geologists near San Antonio. Could this be due to increased seismic activity? Some scientists are banking heavily on a "big one" coming from the nearby New Madrid fault along the Mississippi, but could something as dangerous, but far closer and more elusive be building up beneath our own feet?