| 14 Earthquakes Hit Tennessee and Missouri in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in 24 Hours – Is the Big One near?
Since 24 hours, a swarm of 14 earthquakes is sweeping across Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas, right in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Is this series of quakes a sign for the upcoming megaquake along New Madrid Seismic Zone? The San Andreas and the Cascadia faults are well known for their potential to cause a megaquakes. But the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a 150 miles long fault line crossing five states – Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee is also long overdue. It is southwest of the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. The seismic zone is currently experiencing a series of 14 earthquakes. The swarm started on June 24, 2016 and is continuing presently. June 24, 2016: M1.4 – 4km NE of Ridgely, Tennessee M1.7 – 5km NE of Ridgely, Tennessee M1.4 – 5km NE of Ridgely, Tennessee M1.1 – 4km NE of Ridgely, Tennessee M1.8 – 4km NE of Ridgely, Tennessee M2.3 – 16km ESE of Crystal City, Missouri June 25, 2016: M2.3 – 10km SE of Haskell, Arkansas M1.5 – 5km NE of Ridgely, Tennessee M1.9 – 4km
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