February 7, 2019 This day in History
1 response | 0 likes
Started by metmike - Feb. 7, 2019, 2:12 a.m.

Pick one that you find interesting.


1812 – The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.

2009Bushfires in Victoria leave 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.

By metmike - Feb. 7, 2019, 2:24 a.m.
Like Reply


1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes

"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 7.6 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."

New Madrid fault and earthquake-prone region considered at high risk today


4000 earthquake reports since 1974