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The earth under the New Madrid Seismic Zone either isn't shifting or is barely shifting at all, say three independent university analyses of global positioning system stations stuck in the ground and monitored for a decade.
So the cataclysmic shifts of past earthquakes remain unexplained, the mechanism for future earthquakes still a mystery.
The results contradict a University of Memphis study, which in June made headlines when it stated that two GPS stations on opposite sides of the Reelfoot fault had moved closer to each other at a rate that rivaled faults in California. The compression could coil up the faults for future earthquakes.