Today we reached our goal, Caruthersville, MO. Nearly 200 miles of river traversed.
Established faults substantiated and better mapped, new faults identified and one
step closer to understanding the mechanics of an intra-continental fault system that
had produced 3 devastating earthquakes within a period of 3 months nearly 200 years
ago. We will continue down river using the Chirp to image near-surface reflectors
to improve upon what was captured in 2008 with the smaller chirp. We had identified
a fault near Osceola, AR in 2008, and will run a parallel line to that performed in
2008 to gather information about the dip and orientation of that fault.
Just a few more days on the river and this trip will end. But we’ll be back next year
running from Tunica, MS to Greenville, AR.