posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 09:34 PM
"Within the river basin, most of the
region has high LPI, where the probability that LPI >5 for a New Madrid type event is 80‐100%". NSGS
Hi all. I live in St. Louis, MO and there is always speculation of when the New Madrid fault is going to finally snap and give us the big shake. The
fault itself is actually a good ways from St. Louis, but the fear is when the big one hits, we will still get damage here.
The fault zone averages several tremors a week, and some are actually felt here.
With all the attention on the EQ activity of late, I was just wondering some of your thoughts on the subject.
The NMSZ (New Madrid seismic zone) doesn't get much national attention, but I thought some of you may be interested.
According to the gravity anomalies map, the New Madrid fault area has similarly low gravity as do the areas of southern California and Haiti.
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Click on the map in the upper right at above site for the pdf zoom-able version.
[edit on 5/4/2010 by Chamberf=6]