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 New Madrid Seismic Zone -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The zone is named after the town of (Click link for more info and facts about New Madrid, Missouri) New Madrid, Missouri, which was destroyed by the (Click link for more info and facts about New Madrid Earthquake) New Madrid Earthquake.
All three major quakes are generally believed to have exceeded 8.0 on the (A logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 used to express the energy released by an earthquake) Richter Scale, and some (A scientist who studies earthquakes) seismologists believe the largest was 9.0 or larger.
The largest New Madrid seismic zone earthquakes to have occurred since then were on January 4, 1843 and October 31, 1895, with magnitude estimates of 6.0 and 6.2 respectively.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/ne/new_madrid_seismic_zone.htm   (942 words)

  
 New Madrid Seismic Zone
The New Madrid Seismic Zone is a source of earthquakes which lies along the Mississippi River.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone is made up of reactivated faults that formed when North America temporarily rifted apart.
Large areas sank into the earth, fissures opened, lakes permanently drained and new lakes were formed, the course of the Mississippi River was changed, and forests were destroyed over an area of 150,000 acres (600 km²).
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 New Madrid Fault Zone Article, NewMadridFaultZone Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The New Madrid SeismicZone is a source of earthquakes which lies along the Mississippi River.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone is made up of reactivated faults that formed when North America temporarily rifted apart.This rift is known as ReelfootRift and extends from Cairo, Illinois to Marked Tree, Arkansas.
The largest New Madrid seismic zone earthquakes to have occurred since then were on January 4, 1843 and October31, 1895, with magnitude estimates of 6.0 and 6.2 respectively.
www.anoca.org /earthquakes/area/new_madrid_fault_zone.html   (678 words)

  
 the new madrid fault and other madrid related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
New Madrid Earthquakes 1975-1995 This is a display of earthquakes located by regional seismic networks operated by Saint Louis University, the University of Memphis, the University of Kentucky under...
The New Madrid fault system, or the New Madrid seismic zone, is a series of faults beneath the continental crust...
New Data Confirms Strong Earthquake Risk to Central U.S. A colossal earthquake that caused damage from South Carolina to Washington D.C. and temporarily reversed the course of the Mississippi River nearly two centuries ago could be repeated within the next...
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 Encyclopedia: New Madrid fault zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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