Even though the focus of this blog is the New Madrid seismic zone sometimes events come to notice that would be of interest to the reader. Occasionally earthquakes occur in the Central and Eastern United States that are not in seismic zone. One of these occurred in Michigan over the weekend. It was a magnitude 4.2 and was centered in southern Michigan. Of note is the several state area in which the earthquake was experienced. This was a phenomena noted with the New Madrid earthquakes which were felt for vast distances across the continent. For more information visit Michigan earthquake
Historically Michigan is not noted for earthquake activity. They occasionally occur there but are not common, During the New Madrid earthquakes Detroit and the surrounding area was noted to have felt them.
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