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200 Years Ago Today: Disaster
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Title200 Years Ago Today: Disaster
Extended TitleIn 1812, townsfolk had a rude awakening that's still talked about. But in 2012, residents seem quite unfazed by the specter of future danger.
AbstractArticle about the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, the last of three great quakes occurring on February 7, 1812, and the likely occurence of another. "The Geological Survey says there is broad agreement in the scientific community that a major earthquake in the New Madrid seismic zone is likely someday, and it would surely be more disastrous than the ones 200 year ago." Others have noted that "if another quake of the magnitude of of the New Madrid Quake of 1811 should hit the region, it would be the worst natural disaster in American history."
AuthorDonald Bradley
DateFebruary 7, 2012
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Earthquakes
PageA1, A8
SubjectDisasters
Earthquakes
Local SubjectNew Madrid Earthquake
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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CONTENTdm number40119
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