The New Madrid Earthquake, 200 Years Later

Feb 6, 2012

Two hundred years ago today, a massive earthquake the shook the country stretching from the Missouri Bootheel to as far away as Boston, where ground motion caused church bells to ring. Could it happen again?

For the first half of this Tuesday's Central Standard we reflect on the geological significance of the New Madrid seismic event with geologist Charles Spencer.

Our guest is the author of the book Roadside Geology of Missouri.