New Madrid Fault Comes Through! Yesterday's Earthquake Felt 200 Kilometers Away


It was just a week ago that Daily RFT reported that the New Madrid fault in southeast Missouri was overdue for an earthquake. And yesterday, New Madrid delivered with a 3.7 magnitude quake felt as far away as Alton, Illinois.

Granted the tremor wasn't the "significant" earthquake of over 6.0 that some geologists say is long overdue at New Madrid, and there's no debate underway to rename the faultline "Old Faithful", but still!

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that no damage occurred as a result of the earthquake.