16 December 2014

Severe earthquakes strike New Madrid

Early this morning, back in 1811, in northeast Arkansas, the first of a series of severe earthquakes occurred. Five hours later, a second quake occurred. Both measured greater than 7.0. The quakes were part of the New Madrid Fault Line.

 
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.
Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.

Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.