I'm sharing New Madrid earthquake information because it's not news. Believe it or not, I do have a point to make. So far in 2022, there have been 20 earthquakes in the New Madrid fault region and that's completely normal.
It's easy to forget that we live in a seismically active area. Sure, the New Madrid Fault tends to ruin our day every few hundred years, but generally there aren't a lot of large quakes in Missouri. However, I was surprised how many large earthquakes that have hit this area in the last 50 years.
Do you remember how crazy it became in early December of 1990 when a man predicted a massive earthquake on the New Madrid Fault? It truly became a media spectacle with only one problem. The earthquake never happened.
It's rather common knowledge in our part of America that the largest known earthquake in Missouri history happened in 1811. But, there are 5 things that really happened during the New Madrid earthquake that year that border on the insane.