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Originally posted by Blaine91555
Perhaps the French would like to take up where they left off? Maybe start some new plantations?
From the historical record, it has been estimated that at least one of them may have had a magnitude of 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale, though the numbers vary, because of such things as differences in models of seismic wave propagation in the Eastern US as well as different interpretations of epicenter locations.
There were numerous effects on the landscape in the most heavily affected area: a stream was impounded to form Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee; and the Mississippi River changed its course, creating geographic exclaves, including Kentucky Bend, along the state boundaries defined by the river.
Some sections of the Mississippi River appeared to run backward for a short time. Sand blows were common throughout the area, and can still be seen from the air in cultivated fields. Church bells were reported to ring as far as Boston, Massachusetts and York, Ontario (now Toronto) and sidewalks were reported to have been cracked and broken in Washington, D.C. There were also reports of toppled chimneys in Maine.
Eliza Bryan in New Madrid, Territory of Missouri, wrote the following eyewitness account in March, 1812.
On the 16th of December, 1811, about two o'clock, A.M., we were visited by a violent shock of an earthquake, accompanied by a very awful noise resembling loud but distant thunder, but more hoarse and vibrating, which was followed in a few minutes by the complete saturation of the atmosphere, with sulphurious vapor, causing total darkness. The screams of the affrighted inhabitants running to and fro, not knowing where to go, or what to do - the cries of the fowls and beasts of every species - the cracking of trees falling, and the roaring of the Mississippi - the current of which was retrograde for a few minutes, owing as is supposed, to an irruption in its bed -- formed a scene truly horrible.
The zone remains active today. In recent decades minor earthquakes have continued. New forecasts estimate a 7 to 10 percent chance, in the next 50 years, of a repeat of a major earthquake like those that occurred in 1811-1812, which likely had magnitudes of between 7.5 and 8.0. There is a 25 to 40 percent chance, in a 50-year time span, of a magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquake.
Understanding of this earthquake zone is growing slowly in comparison to awareness of the San Andreas fault.
Originally posted by tunin
So it's not about France bitching with the USA, everybody is doing it. Everybody wants to help, not just the USA.
Originally posted by happinness
By the time all of them stop arguing, they could have built another runway by now. Stop moaning and get on with it!
Originally posted by blueorder
reply to post by Dermo
Haiti's own history is "discriminatory"< the massacre of white men, women and children as part of it's foundation
Originally posted by JIMC5499
It will never happen.
Originally posted by marg6043
France is just doing propaganda, don't fall for it.