New Madrid

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2015 is the bicentennial of the Federal Government’s first disaster relief act, passed in the wake of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812. The aid, however, came nearly three years after the magnitude 7 and above quakes occurred.

Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program Director Ann Neelon visits Kate Locte on Sounds Good to read a selection of favorite poems for the holiday season. They also talk about the upcoming MFA residency, visiting writers, and the latest issue of the New Madrid literary journal.

Today on Sounds Good, MSU’s New Madrid Journal of Contemporary Literature Editor and MFA Program Director Anne Neelon drops by to review the Summer 2013 edition and preview the next publication. She speaks with Kate about the "paradigm shift" of evolving the MFA Program and how it caters to distance learning students in a 'budget-tight' environment. Also, how one can submit work to New Madrid, and the theme for the next issue: The Great Hunger. See more about the New Madrid Journal


USGS Scientists Bill Ellsworth and Oliver Boyd join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to speak about regional work involving earthquakes and the New Madrid Fault Line. Ellsworth’s research says injection-induced earthquakes are more prevalent than fracking induced earthquakes. Boyd explains the Missouri Bootheel aeromagnetic survey going on now, tracking seismic activity on certain areas of the fault and furthering research to learn about the faults and to better predict future earthquakes.

New Madrid Airborne Survey

Jul 9, 2013
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  The U.S. Geological Survey is conducting low-level flights across sections of the New Madrid earthquake seismic zone. The USGS will begin conducting the flights tomorrow over a 1,400-square-mile area across southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.

Educators Visit New Madrid Fault

Jul 17, 2012

Twenty teachers from six different states visited New Madrid, Missouri on Monday to learn more about that town's claim to fame. 



Some area residents may have felt a rumble this morning as US Geological Service officials say a magnitude 4 earthquake took place in Southeast Missouri. Reports say the quake started around four o’clock this morning, about 5 miles north of East Prarie, Missouri. The epicenter was around 3 miles deep. There are no reports of damage at this time.