January 23, 2004
This Day In History
Posted by Ellen at January 23, 2004 07:37 PM
Jan 23 1812
A huge 7.8 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri. People think that earthqakes strike the West Coast, but the New Madrid series of quakes are some of the largest in America's history.
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hopefully history won't repeat itself any time soon, but some folks around my parts say we're overdue for the New Madrid to shake again...
_The Rift_ by Walter Jon Williams, has the New Madrid going off at 8.9 on the richter scale...
If you like disaster novels, it's a good one.
i've read the Rift... if it goes anyways according to the book, i'm seriously screweded...