New Madrid Seismic Zone: Our Understanding on the 200th Anniversary of the New Madrid Earthquake Sequence

Oral Session · Wednesday 8:30 am, 13 April · Ballroom C Session Chairs: Eugene Schweig and Robert Williams

The Paleoseismological Record of New Madrid Earthquakes and Implications for Seismic Hazard

SCHWEIG, E. S., USGS, Denver, CO, schweig@usgs.gov

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The clearest evidence remaining from the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 is the widespread occurrence of sand blows, liquefied sediments erupted onto the land surface. Additional evidence of the earthquakes can be found in numerous landslides and the effects of uplift and subsidence on...

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