Before It's News
Can a megathrust quake destroy most of Midwestern United States killing a million or more people and causing up to a trillion dollars in property damage?
Some geophysicists say yesâ€”they warn that unimaginable catastrophe may be closer than anyone wants to believe.
Death on the rocks: The New Madrid Fault
More frequent earthquakes within the region of the New Madrid Fault have many experts increasingly on edge that another megaquake like the one that destroyed much of the Midwest during the early 1800s may be about to occur.
The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 were so powerful and widespread that if they occurred today the damage and loss of life might be incalculable.