Small earthquake in New Madrid (Missouri)

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a small earthquake in southern Illinois early this morning. An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 was recorded in St. Louis University Earthquake Research at 5:10 am. About damage were reported. The researchers said that the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 25 miles east of St. Louis. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.8 km.
It is believed that the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the area of the New Madrid fault line. The last major earthquake recorded in Southern Illinois was a magnitude 2.5 April 18, 2008 and was centered near Belmont.Earthquake in New Madrid (1811), and another earthquake (1812), which also took place in the small town of Missouri, was reportedly the strongest ever in North America and caused the Mississippi River to temporarily change its direction for a long time to change its course in the region.Earthquake in New Madrid, the largest earthquake ever recorded in the continental United States, there was a February 7, 1812. (The largest recorded earthquake in the entire United States was the Alaskan Good Friday Earthquake (Good Friday earthquake in Alaska) March 27, 1964). It got its name from the place of his first appearance in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, near New Madrid, in Louisiana (now Missouri). This earthquake was preceded by three other large earthquakes, two December 16, 1811, and one January 23, 1812. These earthquakes have destroyed about half of New Madrid. There were also numerous aftershocks in this area that winter. There are suggestions that the earthquake was felt strongly in more than 50,000 square miles (130,000 sq. km.) And moderate — in nearly a million square miles. Historical earthquake in San Francisco in 1906, in comparison with him, felt moderately in 6000 square miles (16,000 sq. km.).Source:Press-Courier

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