|February proclaimed Earthquake Awareness Month|
By Roger McKinney, Reporter
Geologic and seismic experts believe future earthquakes are inevitable, especially in the area known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone. In 1811 an earthquake involving this fault, which snakes through parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, caused the Mississippi River to run backwards from 10 to 24 hours and created Reelfoot Lake in the northwest portion of Tennessee.
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