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Airplane Scans New Madrid For Geological Activity
2013-07-10 09:36:18

Folks living near the New Madrid seismic zone should expect to see a low-flying, red-and-white Cessna today. Do not be alarmed, U.S. Geological Survey officials announced.

2011-04-08 15:43:37

This tip sheet highlights presentations at the upcoming international meeting of SSA, which is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the Earth.

2011-02-08 23:23:55

This December marks the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, which are the biggest earthquakes known to have occurred in the central U.S.

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2010-12-25 06:40:00

Central Arkansas has been hit with a series of earthquakes recently, more than 500 since September 20.

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2010-07-29 07:20:00

Researchers said on Wednesday that the risk of earthquakes in the US Midwest may be more widespread than geologists had previously thought.

2009-03-13 14:04:16

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2009-03-13 13:10:20

The New Madrid fault system does not behave as earthquake hazard models assume and may be in the process of shutting down, a new study shows.

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2008-11-21 14:09:50

A government report said on Thursday that people in a vast seismic zone in the southern and midwestern United States would face catastrophic damage if a major earthquake struck in the area.

2008-06-23 06:00:21

Research and Markets http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a04dfa/map_of_illinois_ba has announced the addition of the "Map of Illinois Basin Activity and Generalized Coal Control" map to their offering.

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2008-04-25 08:40:00

To the surprise of many, the earthquake on April 18, 2008, about 120 miles east of St. Louis, originated in the Wabash Valley Fault and not the better-known and more-dreaded New Madrid Fault in Missouri's bootheel.


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