Could this hotspot track cross-cutting the New Madrid Rift System explain the reactivation of the New Madrid rift system and seismicity of the eastern United States? Some geologists think they might have found the buried track of just such a hotspot from Missouri to Virginia.
New Madrid Rift System? It’s the New Madrid Fault Zone!
Looks like USGS is desperate to cover up the newly active faults in the New Madrid area set off by over-drilling in the (thin crust) Gulf of Mexico.
OR – it could be to let frackers off the hook or both.
Just like every time Fukushima lets loose with a giant release of radiation they plant a news story about North Korean nukes.