New Madrid Fault System

New Madrid Fault System:

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, city (2000 pop. 3,334), seat of New Madrid co., extreme SE Mo., on Mississippi River at the sweeping New Madrid Bend; inc. 1808. A river port, the city is protected by high levees; cotton, wood products, and telecommunications shelters are produced, and aluminum is
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The New Madrid fault system was responsible for the series of earthquakes in 1811-1812 that measured over seven of the Richter scale.
The students are also at a relatively high risk of seeing a major earthquake event centered on the New Madrid fault system in their lifetime, which could cause major damage and loss of life in Northwest Mississippi.
The New Madrid fault system averages more than 200 earthquakes per year.