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The following maps are related to the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes.  For additional information, please contact the authors. 


New Madrid Earthquake Sequence US Geological Survey, Published 2010 (16.9MB PDF direct download)

Earthquakes in the Central US: 1699-2002 US Geological Survey, Published 2003

In recognition of the 200th Anniversary of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, the US Geological Survey has released several short New Madrid earthquake related videos on YouTube.  The videos were produced for the official NMB Kickoff,  on February 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Kickoff  was held as part of the 18th Annual "Earthquakes:  Mean Business" seminar hosted by St. Louis University.

The video series include topics on New Madrid earthquake history, science, planning, and more.  View the videos below or by visiting the YouTube channel at - http://www.youtube.com/user/NewMadrid2011

Mitigation and Preparedness

“CUSEC”
Jim Wilkinson, Central United States Earthquake Consortium

“Upcoming events”
Jim Wilkinson, Central United States Earthquake Consortium

“Preparedness”
Cecil Whaley, Tennessee Emergency Management

“Lessons learned”
Walter Mooney, U.S. Geological Survey

“Earthquake awareness and Seismic Retrofitting”
Gary Patterson, Center for Earthquake Research & Information

Historic Discoveries

“Earthquake features - Historic evidence”
Marion Haynes, Arkansas Archaeological Survey

“Paleoseismology – Learning from the past”
Martitia Tuttle

“Prehistoric New Madrid Earthquakes”
Martitia Tuttle

"Effects and accounts of the 1811/1812 earthquakes”
Kent Moran, Center for Earthquake Research & Information

“Information sources for the 1811/1812 earthquakes”

Kent Moran, Center for Earthquake Research & Information

Monitoring and Exploration
“Seismic network”
Mitch Withers, Center for Earthquake Research & Information

“Seismic imaging”
Rob Williams, U.S. Geological Survey

“3D hazard map - Attenuation”
Gary Patterson, Center for Earthquake Research & Information

“Local travel time tomography”
Christine Powell, Center for Earthquake Research & Information

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country—Your Handbook for Earthquakes in the Central United States
(http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/119)

Central and Eastern U.S. Fact Sheets

  • Earthquake Hazard in the New Madrid Seismic Zone Remains a Concern
    (FS-2009-3071)
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    (FS-141-00)
  • St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project
    (FS-2007-3073)
  • Urban Seismic Hazard Mapping for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
    (FS-05-3142)
  • Earthquake Hazard in the Heart of the Homeland
    (FS-2006-3125)
  • East Meets West: An Earthquake in India Helps Hazard Assessment in the Central US
    (FS-007-02)
  • Earthquakes In and Near the Northeastern United States, 1638-1998
    (FS-006-01)

Report of USGS National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council: Independent Expert Panel on New Madrid Seismic Zone Earthquake Hazards - April 16, 2011

  • Introductory Letter
  • Full Report