Local Features
11:01 am
Fri May 22, 2009

New Madrid Seismic Zone may be going dormant

Murray, KY – As long as humans have inhabited the Four Rivers region, they've known the ground beneath their feet, and ours today as well, is less than stable. However, a new report released last month says the New Madrid Seismic Zone may be going dormant. Todd Hatton spoke with one of the study's authors, and with a geologist who disagrees, about what the fault line is doing these days, and what it might do tomorrow.

If you're interested in what's shaking around here today, the Center for Earthquake Research and Information has an interactive map showing the position and magnitude of tremors in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The map updates within five minutes of a quake...and it's more active than you might realize.

See the New Madrid Seismic Zone map.