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Tectonic Plates Moving On East Coast Scientists Baffled By Earthquakes

Lake Lanier Site of Oscarville Racist Destruction In Gwinnett County GA. Possible Epicenter For Earthquake Activity! Multiple small earthquakes reported near Lake Lanier in the last week...

Lake Lanier is located near the Brevard Zone, a major fault system that was active hundreds of millions of years ago when the Appalachian Mountains were forming. However, most of the ancient faults are no longer active, has something unusual awakened this faultline?.

Earthquakes are relatively uncommon in the state of Georgia, but they do occur. The state experiences small earthquakes occasionally, mostly in the northern part near the border with Tennessee. These earthquakes are typically minor and cause little to no damage. The stress generated by flowing mantle helps keep tectonic plates in motion, and the mantle can become less viscous if it heats up. The new findings show that prolonged heating of a planet's crust via rising atmospheric temperatures can heat the deep inside of the planet and shut down tectonic plate movement.

Historically, Georgia has experienced a few notable earthquakes, such as the 1916 earthquake (4.1 magnitude) in the Central Georgia region and the 2003 4.6 magnitude earthquake near Fort Payne, Alabama, which was felt in parts of Georgia. However, large, destructive earthquakes are rare in Georgia compared to other regions in the United States, such as California or the Pacific Northwest. Today, earthquakes are becoming more frequent and more severe as a result of global warming. While earthquakes cause tsunamis, new research is revealing that vast storms like hurricanes, along with other events brought on by climate change, can lead to an increase in seismic activity and thereby cause more earthquakes.

Several small earthquakes have been reported near Lake Lanier and Buford in Gwinnett County in the last week, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The first earthquake happened at 11:15 p.m. on June 6. It had a magnitude of 2.5 and was approximately 2.5 miles underground. The second earthquake struck just a few hours later at 1:30 a.m. June 7. It was a 2.1 magnitude quake and was 5.3 miles down.A 2.3 magnitude quake hit the same area at 8:37 p.m. June 9. That earthquake was much closer to the surface, only 0.8 miles underground, and was reportedly felt by quite a few people. The fourth quake was reported around 3:20 a.m. on Thursday June 12th 2024. It was measured at 2.2 magnitude and was about 5.5 miles underground.

In the 1950s, what was once Oscarville was flooded for the creation of Lake Lanier. According to historians, many of the community's structures were not removed, including unmarked graves. In 2017, CNN reported that a longtime diver, Buck Buchannon, claimed “he sometimes felt body parts in the lake” while underwater. The Black townspeople who had segregated themselves and began to prosper their were threatened to leave or be lynched, hung or drowned. The remains of Oscarville were flooded in 1950 during the lake's construction. Homes , buildings and graves were covered by the water as people were only given enought time to pack a few belongings and leave. Named after Confederate veteran and poet Sidney Lanier, Lake Lanier was completed in 1956. Oscarville is supposedly one of multiple "drowned towns" beneath Lake Lanier. Local legend alleges Lake Lanier to be haunted. Multiple swimmers lose their lives annually in a lake that is avoided by black Georgians who travel near the area.

Some 12 million people still visit Lake Lanier annually, though it has over the years consistently one of the highest numbers of drownings,boating incidents, injuries, and boating under the influence (BUI) incidents even in 2023.

The Curse of Lake Lanier

The Lake, becoming ever more infamous for an unusually high number of deaths that occur in the water, everything from boating accidents and drownings to cars sliding off the road and into the water for seemingly no obvious reason.


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