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On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Christopher Wright
<chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com> wrote:
>
> On Nov 24, 2008, at 7:24 PM, Harold Sprague wrote:
>
>> between December 1811 and May 1812, there were 3 earthquakes that were
>> larger than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and there were about 2,000
>> event recorded in Nashville, TN which is quite a distance from the perceived
>> epicenter.  There was damage recorded in Charleston and church bells rang in
>> Boston.  Now THAT is an earthquake.
>
> Damn right. It changed the course of the Mississippi. In 1812 there weren't
> many real cities west of the Appalachian mountains--no Nashville, no
> Memphis, no Chicago, no Kansas City. The next New Madrid quake is likely to
> spoil your whole weekend.
>
> Christopher Wright P.E.

Walter Jon Williams wrote a fictional account of a NM event happening "Today".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rift_(novel)

Good read.

Mike Jones

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