For years I have been researching and watching this little known Fault Zone, which scientists say will wreak much havoc in midwest states. It is said that a powerful quake in the New Madrid area would forever change the landscape of the U.S.
Earthquakes that occur in the New Madrid Seismic Zone potentially threaten parts of eight American states: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
A Little History
The quakes, which occurred between December 1811 and February 1812 produced seismic events measuring 7.0 and greater.
This was called the New Madrid “Sequence” because it happened over a few months. On December 16, 1811, the first quake which measured 7.5 – 7.9 (moment magnitude) was named the “Daylight Shock.” Its epicenter was located in northeast Arkansas. Although it was very powerful, it did little damage because the area was so sparsely populated.
The initial shock on December 16…
Ver la entrada original 1.069 palabras más