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Caney Fork Creek's geological oddity - Earthquake?



2016-02-24 - Old Cedar Top Road, Green County, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
From this Bridge over Caney Fork Creek there's an oddity in the riffles found, folks around here say, only in this creek. The slate (Travis Garmon corrects - it's shale, he says in accompanying article) floor of the creek, stair step in a reverse order to the flow. Check online sources, CM has not been able to to find any documentation on the phenomenon. The stream's bottom couldn't be clearly seen today, Wed 24 Feb 2016 but the pattern of the riffles can in this looking upstream picture. Our informant said he first was told about it by his uncle, and his own first theory was that the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812 may have been the cause. Comments are welcome. - CM.

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