In the midst of the snow and ice of last weekend.(Not the current snow and ice) The New Madrid seismic zone had a 3.1 magnitude earthquake. From friends I have in the area they reported it as a "shake" and also noted a booming sound. For more information about this earthquake please consult the CERI website at Recent Earthquake
As a historic note the New Madrid earthquake were noted for making noise too. This account details what one eyewitness experienced at Lexington, Kentucky:
"About half after two o'clock yesterday morning, a severe shock of an Earthquake was felt at this place: the earth vibrated two or three times in a second, which continued for several minutes, and so great was the shaking that the windows were agitated equal to what they would have been by a hard gust of wind. We are informed by those who were awake by the commencement, that a sound like distant thunder was heard to the westward, previous to the agitation of the earth."
"About half after two o'clock..."Lexington Kentucky Gazette,12/17/1811,Pg 3, Col 3. New Madrid Far Field Number, 73.
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