Dr. J. David Rogers says the phenomenon is nothing new and can be traced back to the Paleozoic Era, beginning roughly 541 million years ago.
In the predawn hours of December 16, 1811, the first in a series of tremors which would last months awoke residents of New Madrid in southeast Missouri.
The corps used explosives at the three points on the levee in May 2011 as floodwaters threatened nearby Cairo, Ill.
More than 200 business and government leaders are meeting this week to coordinate efforts on earthquake preparedness.
Residents are cleaning up in parts of southern Missouri after violent weather swept across the region, cutting power in scattered communities and causing minor damage.
Prosecutors in southeast Missouri have charged five inmates in the death of another inmate at the New Madrid County Jail.
Seismologists believe its extremely likely a ‘big’ earthquake will hit the area in the next 50 years.
New reviews by independent experts put the magnitude of the three main earthquakes at a maximum of about 7.0.
It’s April 28 and called “The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.”
Missourians can’t help but think they’re sitting on a ticking time bomb, as New Zealand is shaken by a quake on the 200th anniversary of the big one on the New Madrid.