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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 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.
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.
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.
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Although the fault zones beneath the Mississippi River Valley have produced some of the countryâ€™s largest modern earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, scientists acknowledge they donâ€™t yet fully understand the Midwestern seismic zone that caused Fridayâ€™s earthquake in southern Illinois.
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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