Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Great Quake
On December 16, 1811 the first of the New Madrid earthquakes occurred. These seismic events were unprecedented in their size and scope with the effects being felt in areas far remote from the epicentral region. The earthquakes sparked a drama of both geological and human events that are still with us to this day. This blog will try and account some of these events during the bicentennial year to give the readers some idea of what the New Madrid earthquakes were and their impact.