New Madrid County – just northeast of Marston and south of Lilbourn – has been shaken by a series of 12 earthquakes on November 25, 2015.
And as you know, the most violent series of earthquakes ever recorded in the United States hit southeast Missouri between 1811 and 1812. OMG…
The quakes were felt in Risco, Dexter, Matthews, and New Madrid.
Some people even reported loud booms and big clash of thunder like a semi truck passing by.
Here a summary of all tremors, their magnitudes, locations and depths recorded by USGS seismometers. All were shallow quakes:
|12:50 a.m.||2.9||1.14 miles north of Marston, MO||4.5 miles|
|12:51 a.m.||2.6||1.12 miles north of Martston, MO||5.3 miles|
|12:56 a.m.||2.1||1.02 miles north of Marston, MO||3.1 miles|
|12:56 a.m.||2.0||1.08 miles north of Marston, MO||5.1 miles|
|1:02 a.m.||1.7||1.19 miles north of Marston, MO||4.8 miles|
|1:08 a.m.||3.0||1.46 miles north of Marston, MO||5.4 miles|
|1:15 a.m.||1.8||1.39 miles north of Marston, MO||4.7 miles|
|1:32 a.m.||2.0||1.84 miles north of Marston, MO||5 miles|
|1:51 a.m.||1.6||1.09 miles north of Marston, MO||4.8 miles|
|2:09 a.m.||1.6||1.08 miles north of Marston, MO||5.3 miles|
|2:09 a.m.||1.4||1.07 miles northeast of Marston, MO||3.1 miles|
|2:26 a.m.||2.6||1.29 miles north of Marston, MO||5.3 miles|
New Madrid County, Missouri has a shaky history, with the most violent series of earthquakes ever recorded in the United States hitting in New Madrid in about a seven week stretch between 1811 and 1812.
Well hopefully, these small quakes only help release pressure that builds up along the fault, and are not a precursor to a large quake. Everyone should enjoy their Thanksgiving… And not worry, or maybe just later on.
Do you think the New Madrid fault system is about to wake up?