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CBN NewsWatch: April 16, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, April 16: Cops say marathon most complex crime scene in Boston history, N. Korea Christians remain faithful amid war threat, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," WHO'S BEHIND

THE BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBING.

THE F.B.I. LOOKS FOR CLUES

AS THE COUNTRY COMES TO

TERMS WITH THE ATTACK.

Wendy: PLUS ANOTHER

ROUND OF WAR THREATS COME

FROM NORTH KOREA.

CBN NEWS SITS DOWN WITH ONE

NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR FOR AN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.

Mark: AND WHY MORE AND

MORE EARTHQUAKES ARE HITTING

THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

Wendy: FAMILIES ARE

REUNITING TODAY AFTER THE

CHAOS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBING.

Mark: SOME WERE

STRANDED IN THE BOSTON AREA,

UNABLE TO GET HOME AFTER THE

RACE.

OTHERS WERE ABLE TO FIND

THEIR LOVED ONCE RIGHT

AWAY.

Wendy: RUNNER DAVID

CARONS WAS ONE OF THOSE.

HE WAS AFRAID HIS FAMILY WAS

WAITING FOR HIM AT THE

FINISH LINE.

FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR, HE

DIDN'T KNOW IF THEY WERE

SAFE.

WHEN HE CONNECTED WITH THEM,

HE TOLD CBN NEWS HE WAS

THINKING ONE THING: WE ARE

BLESSED TO BE TOGETHER.

I THINK THE BIGGEST THING

FOR ME, THAT I FOUND, AS WE

WERE SITTING TOGETHER AS A

FAMILY AND LOOKED AT MY

KIDS, THIS IS A VIVID

REMINDER OF HOW MUCH WE LOVE

EACH OTHER, AND HOW MUCH GOD

LOVES US.

AND THAT'S A MESSAGE THAT

HAS COME THROUGH CLEAR.

Mark: OFFICIALS ARE

CALLING THE SITE OF THE

BOMBING THE MOST COMPLEX

CRIME SCENE IN THE HISTORY

OF THE BOSTON POLICE

DEPARTMENT.

MORE HAS BECOME KNOWN TODAY

ABOUT THE BOMBS THEMSELVES.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE SOURCE

BRIEFED BY THE F.B.I. SAYS

THE EXPLOSIVES WERE INSIDE

SIX LITRE PRESSURE COOKERS

THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SIMILAR

TO THESE, AND PLACED IN

BLACK DUFFEL BAGS.

THE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES WERE

PLACED ON THE GROUND AND

CONTAINED NAILS, AND BAIL

BEARINGS.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS

HAVE SOME OF THE BOMB

COMPONENTS, BUT HAS NOT SAID

WHAT WAS USED TO SET OFF THE

EXPLOSIVES.

NO ONE HAS CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY.

THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL

THREATS.

WE CONTINUE TO WITNESS

VARIOUS WITNESSES.

Reporter: THREE HAVE

DIED, INCLUDING 8-YEAR-OLD

MARTIN RICHARD, AND

29-YEAR-OLD KRYSTLE

CAMPBELL.

OFFICIALS ALSO CONFIRMED

THAT THERE WERE ONLY TWO

EXPLOSIVE DEVICES.

THEY DID NOT FIND ANY

OTHERS.

WE ONLY HAVE TWO DEVICES

THAT WE'RE AWARE OF, AND

BOTH OF THOSE DEVICES WERE

THE ONES THAT WERE INVOLVED

THAT DID THE DAMAGE AND WERE

INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT.

Reporter: OFFICIALS

CONTINUE TO LOOK OVER ALL

THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE, AND

THERE IS A LOT OF IT.

THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF

THE MOST WELL-PHOTOGRAPHED

AREAS IN THE COUNTRY

YESTERDAY.

Reporter: THERE ARE

SEVERAL PERSONS OF

INTERESTS, INCLUDING A YOUNG

SAUDI NATIONAL WHO IS BEING

TREATED AT A BOSTON

HOSPITAL.

AND ANOTHER PERSON WHO WAS

SEEN TRYING TO GET INTO A

RESTRICTED AREA BEFORE THE

BOMBS WEP WENT OFF.

THE MASSACHUSETTS POLICE

SEARCHED A APARTMENT, AND

SAID IT WAS RELATED TO THE

INVESTIGATION, BUT GAVE NO

OTHER DETAILS.

I AM NOT GOING TO SAY WHO

MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT BE IN

CUSTODY RIGHT.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

THREE ARE DEAD AND 170

INJURED, BUT SOME SAY THE

LACK OF DAMAGE TO THE

BUILDINGS SUGGEST THE BOMBS

WERE NOT AS LETHAL AS

SUGGESTED.

WE WOULD HAVE A MUCH

HIGHER CASUALTY RATE AND

BUILDING DAMAGE.

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

ORDERED FLAGS AT THE WHITE

HOUSE AND ALL GOVERNMENT

BUILDINGS TO BE FLOWN AT

HALF-STAFF TO HONOR THE

VICTIMS.

Wendy: ERICK STAKLEBECK

IS IN WASHINGTON WITH MORE.

THE BOSTON BOMBING IS BEING

LABELLED AN ACT OF

TERRORISM.

THE QUESTION MANY ARE ASKING

NOW IS IF IT WAS DOMESTIC

TERRORISM OR AN ATTACK BY

SOME SORT OF OVERSEAS

GROUP.

THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION

RIGHT NOW, WENDY: IS THERE

AN OVERSEAS LINK TO THIS

U.S. PLOT.

A LOT OF TIMES HERE IN THE

U.S., WE'VE SEEN HOME-GROWN

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, GO TO

PAKISTAN, EMMEN YEMEN, AND

TRAIN AND GET BOMB-MAKING

EXPERTISE AND COME BACK HERE

AND TRY TO CONDUCT AN

ATTACK.

WE SAW THAT WITH ATTEMPTED

TIMES SQUARE BOMBING THREE

YEARS AGO IN NEW YORK CITY.

WE DON'T KNOW YET.

DID al-QAEDA DIRECT THIS

OR IS IT JUST A HOME-GROWN

CELL, SOME DISAFFECTED YOUNG

MUSLIMS HERE WITH NO DIRECT

LINKS TO AL-QAEDA, WHO

HAVE NEVER BEEN OVERSEAS,

BUT WHO BELIEVE IN THE

al-QAEDA MESSAGE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT.

AND REAL QUICK, I KNOW A LOT

OF PEOPLE WERE SAYING IT WAS

TAX DAY, PATRIOTS' DAY IN

BOSTON, IS THIS AN

ANTI-GOVERNMENT EXTREMIST?

WE DON'T KNOW YET, BUT I

WOULD SAY USUALLY IN THOSE

TYPE OF CASES, THEY WOULD

TARGET A GOVERNMENT BUILDING

AN I.R.S. BUILDING.

WHEREAS ISLAMIC TERRORISTS,

THEIR M.O.IS JUST MINDLESS

TERROR ATTACKS,

INDISCRIMINATE, WOMEN AND

CHILDREN, AND THAT'S EXACTLY

WHAT WE SAW YESTERDAY.

Wendy: WHAT KINDS OF

THINGS WILL AUTHORITIES BE

LOOKING FOR AS THEY SEARCH

THE CRIME SCENE TO TRY TO

NARROW THIS DOWN?

FOR THE CRIME SCENE,

LOOK, ANY KIND OF BOMB

RESIDUE.

THERE WERE BAIL BEARINGS,

THERE WERE NAILS INSIDE

THESE BOMBS, WHICH, BY THE

WAY, IS ANOTHER HALLMARK OF

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, BOMBS

WITH DIFFERENT MATERIALS

INSIDE, AND AFTER THEY BLOW

UP, THEY RELEASE NAILS AND

BALL BEARINGS TO CAUSE EVEN

MORE CARNAGE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE GOING TO

LOOK THROUGH ALL OF THAT ON

THE SCENE, AND CONTINUE TO

PURSUE PEOPLE OF INTEREST.

AND ON THE DRUG REPORT SITE,

A VERY POPULAR SITE, THERE

WAS A PHOTO OF A MAN ON A

ROOF NEAR THE BOMBING

SCENE.

A LOT OF QUESTIONS RIGHT

NOW.

AS I MENTIONED, THAT SAUDI

NATIONAL WAS A PERSON OF

INTEREST.

HIS APARTMENT OUTSIDE OF

BOSTON WAS SEARCHED.

YOU CAN IMAGINE THEY TOOK

HIS COMPUTER HARD DRIVE, AND

EVERYTHING ELSE.

A LOT OF QUESTIONS RIGHT

NOW.

Wendy: ABSOLUTELY.

ERICK STAKLEBECK, THANKS SO

MUCH FOR YOUR INSIGHTS.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

Reporter: THANK YOU,

WENDY.

Mark: A SWEEPING

IMMIGRATION BILL WAS SET TO

BE UNVEILED TODAY, BUT

BECAUSE OF THE MARATHON

BOMBINGS, THE PRESS EVENT IS

DELAYED UNTIL LATER IN THE

WEEK.

A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF EIGHT

SENATORS CAME UP WITH THE

LEGISLATION.

IT INCLUDES A MASSIVE

LEGALIZATION PROGRAM TO HELP

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME

CITIZENS, AND A

MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PLAN TO

BOOST SECURITY.

Wendy: 21 U.S.

SERVICEMEN WERE INJURED

AFTER A HELICOPTER

EXPERIENCED A, QUOTE,"HARD

LANDING," NEAR NORTH KOREA.

THE INCIDENT INVOLVED A

C853E SUPER STALIN CHOPPER.

THE CREW WAS FROM THE 31st

MARINE STATIONED OUT OF

OKINAWA, JAPAN.

THEY WERE CONDUCTING ROUTINE

FLIGHT OPERATIONS NEAR SOUTH

KOREA'S JIPIRI RANGE.

MEANWHILE, NEW THREATS OF

MILITARY ACTION FROM NORTH

KOREA.

Mark: STATE MEDIA

REPORTS THAT THEY ARE

DEMANDING THAT -- SOUTH

KOREAN AND U.S. FORCES

REMAIN ON HIGH ALERT FOR ANY

PROVOCATION.

Wendy: ALL OF THIS TALK

OF WAR COMES AS NO SURPRISE

FOR ONE NORTHERN KOREAN

DEFECTOR.

OUR GEORGE THOMAS HAS HIS

EXCLUSIVE STORY FROM SEOUL,

SOUTH KOREA.

MR. BAIN SAYS THE

HEADLINES BLARING NORTH

KOREA'S THREATS TO ATTACK

AMERICA AND SOUTH KOREA ARE

VERY FAMILIA TO HIM.

FROM MY EARLY CHILDHOOD

DAYS, I WAS TOLD THAT MY

NUMBER ONE ENEMY WAS THE

UNITED STATES.

Reporter: CBN NEWS IS

TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO

PROTECT BAY'S IDENTITY.

HE WAS BORN IN NORTH KOREA.

WE LIVED IN A CONSTANT

STATE OF WAR.

TWO OR THREE TIMES A YEAR,

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED IT

WAS GOING TO ATTACK OUR

ENEMIES.

Reporter: BAY IS

REPORTEDLY ONE OF A FEW

THIRD-GENERATION NORTH

KOREAN CHRISTIANS KNOWN TO

HAVE DEFECTED TO SOUTH

KOREA.

HIS LIFE AS A SECRET

BELIEVER INSIDE THE

RECLUSIVE COMMUNIST NATION

IS DETAILED IN THE BOOK

"THESE ARE THE

GENERATIONS."

YOUR LIFE IS MARKED WITH

RISK THE MOMENT YOU DECIDE

TO EXCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS A

SAVIOR.

THAT IS THE PRICE YOU PAY

FOR BEING A MEMBER OF THE

UNDERGROUND CHURCH.

Reporter: A PRICE THAT

HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE

PAID.

BAY WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT

CHARGE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR

ON SUSPICION OF CHRISTIAN

ACTIVITY.

MY ENTIRE FAMILY,

INCLUDING MY CHILDREN AND

PARENTS, WERE ALL

EVANGELIZING.

OF COURSE WE DID THIS IN

SECRET, AND WE HAD TO BE

CAREFUL, BUT THE AUTHORITIES

BECAME SUSPICIOUS.

Reporter: HE WAS

EVENTUALLY RELEASED FROM

PRISON WITHOUT BEING

CHARGED.

BAY SAYS THAT WAS A

MIRACLE.

BUT OTHERS WEREN'T THAT

FORTUNATE.

SEVERAL MEMBERS OF HIS

FAMILY, INCLUDING HIS MOTHER

AND BROTHERS ARE IN A

NORTHERN KOREAN

CONCENTRATION CAMP BECAUSE

OF THEIR OWN EVANGELISITIC

ACTIVITY.

Reporter: THEY WERE

SENT TO THE CONCENTRATION

CAMP BECAUSE THE AUTHORITIES

FOUND A BIBLE AND SEVERAL

EVANGELISITIC PAMPHLETS IN

THE HOUSE.

Reporter: SOME 200,000

POLITICAL PROPOSITION

PRISONERS.

HE IS HELPING TRAIN

DEFECTORS TO EFFECTIVELY

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

80% OF NORTH KOREAN

DEFECTORS ARE IN REGULAR

CONTACT WITH FAMILY MEMBERS

INSIDE KOREAN.

THAT MEANS THE FRONT LINE

ISN'T ON THE BORDER WITH

CHINA.

IT IS RIGHT HERE IN SEOUL.

Reporter: IN A

NON-DESCRIPT BUILDING, FOLEY

HOLDS REGULAR EVANGELISITIC

CLASSES FOR NORTH KOREANS

WHO DEFECTED TO SOUTH

KOREA.

HEHE CONSIDERS THIS MEN AND

WOMEN HIGHLY STRATEGIC FOR

REACHING MEN AND WOMEN

AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE

GOSPEL.

THEY HAVE LARGE CONTRACTS

WITH RUSSIA, MONGOLIA AND

CHINA, WHERE WORKERS ARE

SENT ABROAD FOR ONE TO 10

YEARS.

SO NORTH KOREAN DEFECTORS

CAN REACH THEIR FAMILY

MEMBERS NOT ONLY BY GOING

INSIDE NORTH KOREA, BUT BY

GOING TO CHINA, RUSSIA,

MONGOLIA, AND SOUTHEAST

ASIA.

Reporter: THEY SAY THE

BEST WAY TO PRAY FOR NORTH

KOREA DURING THESE TENSE

TIMES IS TO REMEMBER THE

UNDERGROUND BELIEVERS, WHO

WORK QUIETLY IN THE

SHADOWS.

THEY ARE THE FAITHFUL

ONES WHO ENDURE SO MUCH TO

SHARE JESUS.

PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL

GIVE THEM STRENGTH AND MORE

BOLDNESS.

AND WHAT IS MOST

IMPRESSIVE IS THAT THAT WORK

DOESN'T CHANGE, EVEN IN THE

LAST MONTH, WHEN KIM JONG UN

RATTLES HIS SABER.

THE NORTH KOREAN CHURCH IS

FOCUSED ON BEING FAITHFUL

AND PROFLIGATING THE

GOSPEL.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, SEOUL, KOREA.

Wendy: A TYPE PIANIST

AND COMPOSER FACES JAIL TIME

AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF

BLASPHEMY.

FASIL SAY'S JOKES INCLUDED

JOKES ABOUT ISLAMIC

PRACTICES.

AND A TURKISH COURT

SENTENCED HIM TO A SUSPENDED

10-MONTH JAIL TERM.

HIS LAWYER SAYS HE WILL ONLY

HAVE TO SERVE THE TERM IF HE

COMMITS A SIMILAR OFFENSE IN

THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

Mark: IT ISN'T CLEAR

HOW MANY WERE KILLED IN

IRAN, BUT AT LEAST 34 ARE

DEAD IN PAKISTAN AFTER A

MAJOR EARTHQUAKE HIT NEAR

THE IRAN-PAKISTANI BORDER.

THE QUAKE WAS NINE MILES

UNDERGROUND.

THE EPICENTRE WAS NEARBY

KASH, IRAN, AND MEASURED A

MAGNITUDE OF 7.7.

THE QUAKE WAS FELT AS FAR

AWAY AS INDIA.

A STRING OF EARTHQUAKES ALSO

HIT AMERICA'S HEARTLAND

TODAY.

LATER ON "NEWSWATCH," WE'LL

INVESTIGATE IF THE AREA IS

IN THE LINE OF FIRE FOR THE

NEXT BIG ONE.

Wendy: COMING UP, WE

TALK WITH DR. LINDEN MENTAL

ON HOW TO DEAL WITH FEAR

AFTER AN EVENT LIKE THE

BOSTON MARATHON ATTACK.

Wendy: WHEN EVENTS LIKE

THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

HAPPEN, WE HEAR STORIES OF

HEROISM AND CREATURE.

NOT OFTEN MENTIO MENTIONED

IS FEAR.

BUT THAT'S WHAT MANY ARE

FACING.

WE TURN NOW TO FAMILY

THERAPIST DR. LINDEN

MENDEL.

FEAR IS SOMETIMES A NATURAL

RESPONSE, AND EVEN PEOPLE

WHO DON'T LIVE IN BOSTON ARE

WONDERING, COULD THIS HAPPEN

IN MY HOME TOWN.

WHAT IS THE DANGER IF WE

HOLD ON TO FEAR AND

ANXIETY.

AS YOU SAID, WENDY, FEAR

IS A NATURAL RESPONSE.

BUT FEAR CAUSES STRESS.

AND WHEN STRESS CONTINUES TO

BE HELD INTO OUR BODY AND IT

TURNS INTO ANXIETY, IT CAN

DO A LOT OF PHYSICAL DAMAGE

TO A PERSON'S HEALTH, AND

PEOPLE GET CRIPPLED

SOMETIMES BY THE ANXIETY.

MAYBE THE FEAR OF GOING OUT

OF THEIR HOUSE, IT COULD

PARALYZE A PERSON.

IT CAN CREATE AGITATION,

SLEEPLESSNESS, RESTLESSNESS,

CREATE PROBLEMS WITH

EATING.

IF WE HOLD ON FOR ANY

ANXIETY FOR ANY PERIOD OF

TIME, IT IS THAT LONG-TERM

FEAR AND ANXIETY THAT CAN DO

TREMENDOUS DAMAGE TO THE

BODY.

Wendy: HOW SHOULD

PARENTS BE TALKING TO THEIR

CHILDREN WHO ARE SEEING THIS

PLAYED OUT ON TV.

IT SEEMS YOU AND I ARE

HAVING THIS CONVERSATIONS

REGULARLY ABOUT TRAUMA.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE

CONTINUE TO TELL PARENTS, IS

YOU NEED TO TALK TO THEM IN

AN AGE-APPROPRIATE WAY.

AND YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE

YOU LIMIT THEIR EXPOSURE.

WE KNOW FROM CHILDREN

WATCHING TRAUMA, THE MORE

THEY WATCH, THE MORE

PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE THAT

CAN DO.

BUT I THINK IT IS ALSO A

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TELL

CHILDREN ABOUT THE REALITY

OF GOOD AND EVIL IN OUR

WORLD.

AND TO GIVE THEM A BIBLICAL

PERSPECTIVE ON THAT.

SO TO TELL KIDS, WE'RE ON

THE SIDE OF THE GOOD GUYS.

AND TO REMIND THEM THERE

WERE A LOT OF GOOD GUYS IN

THIS SITUATION.

WE SAW FIREFIGHTERS AND

POLICE HELPING PEOPLE.

WE SAW PEOPLE OPENING UP

THEIR HOMES, OFFERING MEALS,

DOING WHATEVER THEY COULD TO

HELP PEOPLE.

Wendy: AS YOU

MENTIONED, THE REALITY IS

WE'RE LIVING IN AN UNSAFE

WORLD.

JUST A FEW SECONDS

REMAINING, HOW CAN WE BEST

PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THE

TRAUMAS WE'RE LIKELY TO

ENCOUNTER?

THE ONLY THING WE HAVE

CONTROL OVER, WENDY IS OUR

EMOTIONS.

THEY'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO

HAPPEN.

LOOK AT ISRAEL AND OTHER

COUNTRIES WHERE THEY'RE

CONSTANTLY DEALING WITH

THESE TYPES OF THINGS.

WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED.

WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT GOD IS

THERE.

AND HE'LL GET US THROUGH

THIS SITUATION, AND HE

OFFERS HEALING AND

COMPASSION AND MERCY.

AND WE NEED TO SHOW PEOPLE

IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE IN

PEACE IF WE HAVE CHRIST IN

US DURING THESE TIMES.

Wendy: DR. LINDEN

MENDEL, THAN THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU.

Mark: UP NEXT, U.S.

EARTHQUAKE, WHY THE U.S.

HEARTLAND IS BEING HIT.

Wendy: A SERIES OF

EARTHQUAKES SHOOK CENTRAL

OKLAHOMA EARLY THIS

MORNING.

THE U.S. GEOLOGICALLY SURVEY

SAYS THE TREMORS BEGAN ABOUT

1:45 A.M. NORTHEAST OF

OKLAHOMA CITY.

THREE QUAKES HAVE BEEN

CONFIRMED.

THE STRONGEST REACHING 4.3

IN MAGNITUDE.

THE AGENCY SAYS ALL WERE

SHALLOW AND OCCURRED DURING

A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME,

WHICH IS COMMON FOR THE

AREA.

OFFICIALS FOR THE OKLAHOMA

COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS

NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES HAVE

BEEN REPORTED.

TODAY'S TREMORS ARE JUST THE

LATEST EXAMPLE OF SUCH

ACTIVITY IN THE AREA.

Mark: FOR TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT, I TRAVELLED TO

THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA, TO

OKLAHOMA, WHERE FOLKS ARE

SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE

NUMBER OF EARTHQUAKES.

2010 BEGAN WITH A DEADLY

EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, AND

BEFORE THE YEAR ENDED, MORE

THAN 20 EARTHQUAKES STRUCK

WORLDWIDE, REACHING A

MAGNITUDE OF 7 OR HIGHER.

THE LARGEST NUMBER OF MAJOR

EARTHQUAKES IN 40 YEARS.

THE U.S. HASN'T BEEN

IMMUNE.

FOR YEARS WE'VE HEARD ABOUT

THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT, BUT

DID YOU KNOW FAULT LINES

CRISS-CROSS THE HEARTLAND.

WE JUST HAD AN

EARTHQUAKE.

IT WAS FELT VERY STRONGLY

THROUGHOUT THE STATE, AND

FROM DALLAS TO KANSAS CITY,

AS WELL.

Mark: SEISMOLOGIST

AUSTIN HOLLAND WORKS FOR THE

OKLAHOMA GEOLOGICALLY

SURVEY.

HE SAYS THE SOONER STATE HAS

DEFINITELY SEEN A SPIKE IN

QUAKE ACTIVITY.

MORE THAN A THOUSAND WERE

RECORDED IN 2010 ALONE, MOST

TOO SMALL TO BE FELT.

BEFORE THAT, THE LARGEST

NUMBER OF QUAKES REPORTED IN

A YEAR, FELT AND NOT FELT,

WAS 167.

I GET CALLS FROM PEOPLE

WHO ARE VERY FRAZZLED AND

JUST WANT THEM TO STOPMENT.

Reporter: HOLLAND SAYS

ONE REASON FOR THE

SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IS MORE

MONITORING STATIONS ARE

ONLINE.

BUT THERE IS ONLY PART OF

THE STORY.

IN MY WORKING HYPOTHESIS,

AND THIS CERTAINLY WOULD

CHANGE THROUGH TIME, THESE

ARE SMALL FAULTS RESPONDING

TO STRESSES THAT ARE BEING

BUILT UP OVER VERY LONG TIME

FRAMES, FROM THE PLATE

BOUNDARIES.

Reporter: SCIENTISTS

BELIEVE THE EARTH'S CRUST IS

MADE UP OF SEVERAL LARGE

PLATES THAT MOVE RELATIVE TO

EACH OTHER.

FAULTS ARE THE BOUNDARIES OF

THE PLATES, AND WHEN THEY

SLIP, AN EARTHQUAKE CAN

HAPPEN.

THE PLATE BOUNDARIES ARE

SQUEEZING THE CENTRAL PART

OF THE UNITED STATES FROM

ALL OF THE INTERACTIONS OF

THE TITONIC PLATES

SURROUNDING NORTH AMERICA.

AND YOU HAVE AN EARNINGS

EARTHQUAKE THAT OCCURS, AND

THAT CHANGES THE STRESS

EVERY SO SLIGHTLY NEXT TO

IT, AND SO ANOTHER

EARTHQUAKE OCCURS.

IT IS LIKE A ZIPPER

UNZIPPING.

Reporter: ABOUT 2500

PEOPLE LIVE IN JONES.

THE POPULATION MAY BE SMALL,

BUT PEOPLE HERE HAVE

WITNESSED AN INCREDIBLE

NUMBER OF EARTHQUAKES.

THERE ARE 700 EVENTS IN

THIS TINY AREA.

Reporter: OF THOSE 700

EVENTS, RESIDENTS FELT MORE

65 OF THEM.

A HUGE NUMBER WHEN YOU

CONSIDER THE ENTIRE STATE OF

OKLAHOMA AVERAGES ONLY THREE

FELT EARTHQUAKES A YEAR.

HE GREW UP IN CALIFORNIA,

ALONG THE SAN ANDREAS

FAULT.

COMING FROM CALIFORNIA,

PEOPLE THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE

EXPERIENCED AN EARTHQUAKE,

BUT I HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT

WAS LIKE UNTIL I WAS IN

JONES, OKLAHOMA.

Reporter: SO FAR THE

BIGGEST QUAKE IN THIS AREA

HAS BEEN 4.2.

IT RATTLED SOME WALLS AND

SHOOK SOME PEOPLE UP, BUT

NOTHING TO WHERE THERE IS

ANY SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE THAT

HAS BEEN REPORTED IN JONES.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THIS

INCREASE HASN'T LED TO MUCH

DAMAGE, HOLLAND DOESN'T WANT

RESIDENTS TO BECOME

COMPLACENT.

CASE IN POINT, THE MIRS

FAULT.

IT IS CONSIDERED THE MOST

HAZARDOUS.

HE SAYS THE LAST MAJOR QUAKE

HAPPENED 1300 YEARS AGO, A

6.5 TO 7 MAGNITUDE.

DOES THAT MEAN MIDDLE

AMERICA COULD SEE A BIG ONE

ANY TIME SOON?

THE ODDS ARE LOW, BUT IT

IS A REAL POSSIBILITY THAT

AN EARTHQUAKE COULD OCCUR

SOMEWHERE IN THE MID

CONTINENT.

Reporter: ARKANSAS IS

EXPERIENCING A SWARM OF

EARTHQUAKES AS WELL.

SCIENTISTS ARE STUDYING IF

THERE IS A CONNECTION

BETWEEN THE EARTHQUAKES AND

LOCAL INJECTION WELLS.

THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY

PRESSURED WATER DEEP INTO

THE GROUND TO FREE THE GAS.

BUT RESEARCHERS CANNOT

IGNORE THAT PARTS OF

ARKANSAS ARE IN THE NEW

MANRIK SEISMIC ZONE.

A HUGE EARTHQUAKE IN THIS

AREA TODAY WOULD AFFECT

ABOUT 15 MILLION PEOPLE

ACROSS SEVEN DIFFERENT

STATES.

EARTHQUAKES ARE A

NATIONAL HAZARD.

IT IS IN THESE AREAS AWAY

FROM CALIFORNIA, ANY WEIGH

FROM THE PLACE WE THINK

ABOUT, WHERE THERE COULD BE

SOME OF GREATEST RISK.

Reporter: SCIENTISTS

BELIEVE IT IS ONLY A MATTER

OF TIME BEFORE ANOTHER MAJOR

EVENT HITS THE HEARTLAND.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A NEW

REGENT UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE

TO HELP KIDS PAY FOR

COLLEGE.

Wendy: REGENT

UNIVERSITY IS LAUNCHING A

NEW PROGRAM TO HELP

LATIN-AMERICAN AND LATINO

AFRICAN-AMERICAN EARN A

DEGREE.

Mark: THE UNIVERSITY

WILL PARTNER WITH CHURCHES

TO SPONSOR AND MENTOR

STUDENTS AT REGENT.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE

FOUND, MARK, IS CHRISTIAN

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

HAVE NOT DONE THAT WELL

RECRUITING STUDENTS OF

COLOR.

SO WE'RE PARTNERING WITH

CHURCHES WHO HAVE A VERY

HIGH COMMITMENT ON A

DEMOGRAPHIC THAT REFLECTED

IN HISPANIC ON

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

BECAUSE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND

HISPANIC MALES, IN

PARTICULARLY, HAVE DROPPED

OUT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

HAVING A BROADER PROGRAM

THAT HAS MENTORSHIP AS PART

OF ITS KEY, THAT HAS A WHOLE

COMMUNITY THAT EMBRACES THE

STUDENT, HELPS THEM TAKE

THOSE STEPS AND PUR SEE

PURSUE THOSE STEPS THO

COMPLETION.

Mark: REGENT PLANS TO

ENROLL STUDENTS IN THE

PROGRAM THIS FALL.

THE KIDS, IF THEY QUALIFY,

THEY'LL GET FREE TUITION AND

FREE ROOM AND BOARD.

THE PARTNERS COME ALONG, AND

REGENT MATCHES THE FUNDS.

Wendy: ISN'T THAT

COOL.

AND WHAT A GREAT CAMPUS.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

Mark: REMEMBER YOU CAN

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