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  New Madrid, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Madrid is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, 42 miles (68 km) south by west of Cairo, Illinois, on the Mississippi River.
New Madrid was founded in 1788 by American frontiersmen.
It is the county seat of New Madrid County
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Madrid,_Missouri   (522 words)

  
 Do old glaciers cause new earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri?: 3/01
New Madrid, however, has evaded explanation because it is right in the middle of the North American continental plate, far from the edges where earthquakes usually occur.
The glacier did not extend all the way down to the New Madrid region of southeastern Missouri, but it was "big enough and thick enough" to strain the Earth several hundreds miles to the south, says Zoback.
In 1811, the New Madrid quake was felt in 27 states.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/pr/01/glacier37.html   (1011 words)

  
 The Virtual Times: The New Madrid Earthquake
The next time the New Madrid Fault produces such a quake, it is estimated 60 percent of Memphis will be devastated, leaving $50 Billion in damage and thousands of dead in its wake.
Panther-across-the-sky: Tecumseh & the New Madrid Earthquake, 1811/12
Landslide scarps in Chickasaw Bluffs Landslide scarps in Chickasaw Bluffs, east of Reelfoot Lake, New Madrid earthquake.
hsv.com /genlintr/newmadrd   (1397 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Do Old Glaciers Cause New Earthquakes In New Madrid, Missouri?
New Madrid Fault Study In Midwest Indicates Large Earthquake A Threat (November 5, 1999) -- The potential for a large earthquake along the New Madrid seismic zone in the central Mississippi Valley should be considered a serious threat, according to a new study spearheaded by a University of...
New USGS Map Highlights Central U.S. Earthquake History (April 12, 2004) -- A new map from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Central United States Earthquake Consortium shows that Central States, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana are among the...
New Madrid Seismic Zone -- The New Madrid Seismic Zone, also known as the Reelfoot Rift or the New Madrid Fault Line, is a major seismic zone located in the Midwestern United...
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2001/03/010309080443.htm   (2093 words)

  
 New Madrid Earthquake Information Pages
The area of seismicity is termed the New Madrid Seismic Zone and extends northeast from Arkansas, through southeast Missouri, western Tennessee and Kentucky, then northward into southern Illinois.
New Madrid was the closest settlement to the epicenters of the 1811-1812 quakes.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone averages about two to three earthquakes a week, most of these tremors are never felt.
www.science.siu.edu /geology/quakes/nmadrid.html   (718 words)

  
 Do old glaciers cause new earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri? : 3/01
Ice Age glaciers may have produced the New Madrid fault that runs through the central U.S., according to geophysics Prof.
The fault, centered in New Madrid, MO, caused devastating earthquakes in the early 1800s.
According to Zoback's model, as the North American ice sheet melted thousands of years ago, stress developed in the New Madrid region, triggering earthquakes that still threaten the area.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/march14/glacier-314.html   (1092 words)

  
 National Geographic News @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The object of concern was a predicted replay of a series of stupendously violent earthquakes that took place during the winter of 1811-1812 along the New Madrid Fault, an ancient 150-mile (240- kilometer) underground scar that runs from Arkansas to southern Illinois.
Estimated at least as high as 8.0 on the Richter scale, the quakes were felt all the way from the Rocky Mountains in the west to the eastern seaboard, and from Quebec to Cuba.
The New Madrid scare was based on the prediction of a single climatologist in New Mexico.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2000/12/1222_newmadrid.html   (1270 words)

  
 New Madrid Missouri Resource Guide, City or community of New Madrid, Missouri Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ...
The population of New Madrid is approximately 3,350.
The distance from New Madrid to Washington DC is 728 miles.
New Madrid is positioned 36.58 degrees north of the equator and 89.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /mocountynewmadrid.htm   (246 words)

  
 The Mississippi Valley-"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
The 400 terrified residents in the town of New Madrid (Missouri) were abruptly awakened by violent shaking and a tremendous roar.
The crew of the New Orleans (the first steamboat on the Mississippi, which was on her maiden voyage) reported mooring to an island only to awake in the morning and find that the island had disappeared below the waters of the Mississippi River.
Strong earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone are certain to occur in the future.
quake.wr.usgs.gov /prepare/factsheets/NewMadrid   (1128 words)

  
 New Madrid County, Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This area is the location of the largest fault line east of the Continental Divide and they undoubtedly experienced tremors during their stay here or in Lake County, across the Mississippi River in Tennessee.
The awful darkness of the atmosphere, which was formerly saturated with sulphurious vapor, and the violence of the tempestuous thundering noise that accompanied it, together with all of the other phenomena mentioned as attending the former ones, formed a scene, the description of which would require the most sublimely fanciful imagination.
The river falling immediately, as rapid as it had risen, receded in its banks again with such violence, that it took with it whole groves of young cotton-wood trees, which ledged its borders.
members.tripod.com /~bkendall/newmad.html   (1094 words)

  
 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: 1811 - 1812 Earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The mb was estimated from isoseismal maps, and the MS was estimated from a spectral scaling relation by Nuttli for mid-plate earthquakes.
Although the motion during the first shock was violent at New Madrid, Missouri, it was not as heavy and destructive as that caused by two aftershocks about 6 hours later.
It may be that the lake was enlarged by compaction, upwarping, and subsidence occurring simultaneously during the New Madrid earthquakes.
wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov /neis/eq_depot/usa/1811-1812.html   (1242 words)

  
 The Virtual Times: New Madrid Earthquake, account 1
This actual eyewitness account of New Madrid Earthquake was submitted by Tracy Houpt.
New Madrid, Territory of Missouri, March 22, 1816
At first the Mississippi seemed to recede from its banks, and its waters gathering up like a mountain, leaving for the moment many boats, which were here on their way to New Orleans, on bare sand, in which time the poor sailors made their escape from them.
hsv.com /genlintr/newmadrd/accnt1.htm   (978 words)

  
 Workforce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In addition to the unemployed in the New Madrid County, Missouri, a new employer will be able to attract employees from an additional pool of about 9,400 UNDEREMPLOYED workers.
The New Madrid County, Missouri survey area (Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott, Stoddard and portions of Pemiscot counties in Missouri and portions of Ballard and Carlisle counties in Kentucky) has an estimated total civilian labor force of approximately 56,900 people.
While the unemployed may be considered a potentially good source of employees, the type of quality employer that the New Madrid County, Missouri is attempting to attract typically does not rely on the unemployed to staff a new operation.
www.new-madrid.mo.us /workforce.htm   (786 words)

  
 New Madrid County Missouri Real Estate
New Madrid County Missouri Real Estate is a way for consumers to find the best Real estate Agents and Brokers for every city in New Madrid County Missouri.
When you have been directed to an New Madrid County Missouri real estate professional in the area you have chosen you will be able to search for your dream home and get free printouts from the MLS database in that area.
New Madrid County Missouri Real Estate Brokers and agents can use the many news and information pages we offer to get up to date information about the New Madrid County Missouri real estate market.
www.myhomesearches.com /county/missouri/newmadrid-county-missouri.htm   (589 words)

  
 New Madrid, Missouri Travel Story Part 3
In 1812 earthquakes hit New Madrid and made for a rather bad day for most of the residents.
Since 1812, the town of New Madrid has not forgotten that they're earthquake prone, and seem to be a bit jealous of the reputation that California has earned.
Living in the New York area, I think it’s necessary to come to towns like New Madrid on a regular basis, simply to re-adjust your perspective on life.
thecelebritycafe.com /travel/american_queen_3.html   (1112 words)

  
 The New Madrid Fault Zone or System - Maps, Facts, Historical Information, and Prediction Information
Deformation Associated with the February 12, 1812, New Madrid, Missouri, Earthquake
Tecumseh and the New Madrid Earthquake, December, 1811
Responses to Iben Browning's Prediction of a 1990 New Madrid, Missouri, Earthquake
quake.ualr.edu /public/nmfz.htm   (188 words)

  
 Battle Summary: New Madrid/Island No. 10, MO
Nearby was New Madrid, one of the weak points.
The force marched overland through swamps, lugging supplies and artillery, reached the New Madrid outskirts on March 3, and laid siege to the city.
On the 14th, Pope’s army discovered that New Madrid was deserted and moved in to occupy it.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/mo012.htm   (358 words)

  
 The New Madrid Earthquake
This earthquake, called the New Madrid Earthquake because of its primary location on the New Madrid Fault, near New Madrid, Missouri.
From the effects of the 1811-1812 earthquakes, it can be estimated that they had a magnitude of 8.0 or higher on the not yet invented Richter scale.
Large areas sank into the earth, new lakes were formed, and the Mississippi River changed its course due to the earthquakes.
asms.k12.ar.us /armem/richards   (83 words)

  
 New Madrid County, Missouri - River Heritage Region of Missouri Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The New Madrid Oxbow is a 20 mile horseshoe bend and is one of the many natural features associated with the New Madrid Earthquake.
To learn more about the New Madrid Earthquakes, the Civil War, the Mississippian Indians and how the river shaped community life for the last 200 years, view the interpretive exhibits at the New Madrid Historical Museum, open year round.
On Sunday, a special cruise from New Madrid to Caruthersville is scheduled.
www.rosecity.net /rhr/newmadrid.html   (635 words)

  
 Introduction to New Madrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The New Madrid Seismic zone lies within the central Mississippi Valley, extending from northeast Arkansas, through southeast Missouri, western Tennessee, western Kentucky to southern Illinois.
The New Madrid seismic zone is so named because the town of New Madrid, Missouri was the closest settlement to the epicenters of the 1811-1812 quakes.
Scientists believe we could be overdue for a large earthquake and through research and public awareness may be able to prevent such losses.
www.eas.slu.edu /Earthquake_Center/SEISMICITY/NewMadridGeneral.html   (355 words)

  
 New Madrid Fault Pathfinder
New Madrid Fault also called NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE, deep-seated fracture in the Earth's crust trending southwest-northeast through Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky, U.S. Lying in the central area of the North American Plate, the rift is about 45 miles (70 km) wide and 190 miles (300 km) long.
The deep fracture is overlaid by thick layers of rock, which in turn are overlaid by deep, unstable alluvial material relating to the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio rivers.
Science News is available as follows: [from 01/02/1988 to present in ProQuest Research Library] [from 01/19/1985 to present in Expanded Academic ASAP and General Reference Center Gold] [from 08/01/1999 to present in Wilson Select Plus]
www.rhodes.edu /library/pathfinders/NewMadrid.html   (514 words)

  
 New Madrid, Missouri MO, city profile (New Madrid County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Missouri > All counties > New Madrid County > New Madrid
New Madrid is a city in New Madrid County.
Median rent in New Madrid, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $223.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=20531   (802 words)

  
 NewMadridMO.com - Learn about historic New Madrid, Missouri USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While echoes of times past linger in many river towns, there are certain communities where history seems especially vibrant.
New Madrid is one of those places, a river town where hundreds of years of history are preserved in several fascinating attractions.
This Web site was created by richard ("ricky") jones, a former resident of New Madrid now living near Detroit, Michigan.
newmadridonline.tripod.com   (132 words)

  
 New Madrid Seismic Zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone since 1974.
On average one earthquake per year will be large enough to be felt in the area.
An eruption from the seismic zone and its potential consequences was the subject of an episode of the History Channel show Mega Disasters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Madrid_fault_zone   (1280 words)

  
 Missouri: New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-12 | eThemes | eMINTS
Learn about the New Madrid fault line and the earthquakes that hit the area in 1811-1812.
This page from the USGS describes the New Madrid earthquake that shook the area.
View a photograph that shows a tree that was effected by the New Madrid earthquake.
www.emints.org /ethemes/resources/S00000012.shtml   (571 words)

  
 WHMC-Rolla -- New Madrid County, Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
New Madrid (pronounced MAD-rid) County traces its roots to the New Madrid district of Spanish and French colonial times.
It was established as a county in 1812, during Missouri's territorial period.
Named after Madrid, the capital of Spain, the county seat is also New Madrid.
web.umr.edu /~whmcinfo/counties/newmad   (128 words)

  
 Florists New Madrid, MO - Floral New Madrid, Missouri
Our New Madrid Florists specialize in floral arrangements for all of city.
We serve the New Madrid Florists in your area.
New Madrid Florists providing floral arrangements and flowers such as red and white roses, flowers for weddings, and other New Madrid Florists for flower arrangements throughout the area.
www.magicyellow.com /yellowpages/MO/New_Madrid/Florists.html   (125 words)

  
 New Madrid, Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The 1811 to 1812 New Madrid earthquakes released the most seismic energy of any known event in the continental United States.
The New Madrid earthquakes caused great destruction in the Central United States.
A woodcut showing damage during the 1812 New Madrid earthquake.
www.msnucleus.org /membership/html/jh/earth/earthquakes/lesson4/earthquakes4b.html   (151 words)

  
 NewMadridMO.com - General information about New Madrid, MO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
History of New Madrid and Goodspeed's History of SE MO 1887
Missouri Bootheel Map - New Madrid and surrounding areas
Pioneers of New Madrid, Missouri and Their Descendants
www.newmadridmo.com /geninfo/index.htm   (156 words)

  
 New Madrid Elementary School - New Madrid, Missouri - MO - school overview
Be the first to review New Madrid Elementary School - tell other parents what you think.
An opportunity for the principal at New Madrid Elementary School to speak about curriculum, special programs, activities, goals and more.
Missouri school information (click to expand)School information by state (click to expand)School information by city (click to expand)
www.greatschools.net /modperl/browse_school/mo/13   (202 words)

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