Latest Geology of Tennessee Stories
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.
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.
Central Arkansas has been hit with a series of earthquakes recently, more than 500 since September 20.
Researchers said on Wednesday that the risk of earthquakes in the US Midwest may be more widespread than geologists had previously thought.
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.
A 71-acre section of 450 million-year-old rock that is believed to be part of the world's oldest coral reef will be preserved and opened to the public, officials announced Tuesday.
The New Madrid seismic zone remains under enough strain to unleash devastating earthquakes, University of Memphis researchers say.
The temblor felt across northwest Tennessee on Thursday caused little damage, but it was strong enough to remind people they live in one of the country's most active earthquake zones.
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