Enter Jack Reed
Jack Reed is a retired Texaco geologist-geophysist who doesn’t accept the widely held opinions regarding the New Madrid fault lines or a “passive gulf”.
No wonder he’s one of a very few voices. Today’s science is made to fit the corporate and political need, not the other way around.
- According to him, the Gulf was and is tectonically active — and it is the likely origin for not only the New Madrid seismic activity, but also for the Middleton Place-Summerville seismic zone near Charleston, S.C. (Aug.2010)
- “For all the years I have worked the Gulf of Mexico Basin I have been forced to accept the ‘passive’ Gulf formation theory, which holds that the only movement in the basin is updip sedimentary loading that moved the salt southward,” Reed said. “But there is little evidence to support this theory, and it doesn’t fit what is observed geologically or geophysically.”
- “This entire zone through the United States is suffering some type of tectonic activity that I believe is tied to the deeply buried tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico” Source