Since I am a certified nuclear war information nut, I thought I knew everything there was to know about where in Illinois and Missouri would be first-strike targets if we get a worst-case scenario conflict between America and our enemies. I was very wrong. Did you know that the southeastern part of Illinois is now a likely first-strike target? You'll likely never believe the reason why.

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It's old news that I've shared previously that many locations in Illinois and Missouri would be in big trouble if the nukes ever flew according to FEMA. We all know that Chicago would be a part of an original salvo as would Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, but there's a brand new very unexpected target for the enemy apparently.

Why would the southeastern part of Illinois be targeted by an enemy in a first-strike nuclear exchange?

Answer - Wabash Valley Seismic Zone

The word from many sources is that earthquake faults might very well be a target of an enemy's first nuclear strike in an effort to trigger a massive earthquake to further interrupt transportation across a wide region.

What's scarier than that? The USGS says a nuclear strike on a fault system might very well trigger an earthquake. That would be the worst day ever.

Here's something else to consider. Many experts believe that the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone is capable of a major earthquake in the 7.7 range just like the New Madrid Fault is. That would make an already devastating nuclear attack even more catastrophic.

Let's hope this kind of scenario remains in the realm of science fiction and disaster movies and never a present-day reality.

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