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History of the New Madrid Seismic Zone

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Earthquake Resources

Sand blows in the field

CERI seeks to understand the puzzling absence of all but the most minor topographic manifestations of the New Madrid seismic zone earthquakes, by refining and blending techniques from geology, archaeology, civil engineering and soil science. This evolving multidisciplinary process, now joined by investigators from several institutions, is beginning to unravel the earthquake history of the region, putting the present earthquake hazard in clearer perspective.

Below is a list of earthquake resources, both for the scientific community and the general public:

Recent Earthquakes

Recent Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern U.S.Recent Earthquake in the Central & Eastern U.S. - interactive map

Seismic MonitorSeismic Monitor - Monitor Global Earthquakes In Near Real-time

Recent earthquakes across the globeRecent Earthquakes Across the Globe - Interactive USGS map

Education and Outreach

Liquefaction DiagramNew Madrid Seismic Zone - Educational web pages on paleoseismology and earthquake hazard

New Madrid Active Earth MonitorNew Madrid Active Earth Monitor - Interactive earth science display

Teachable momentsTeachable Moments - Educational Releases for Recent Earthquakes

Earthquakes for KidsEarthquakes for Kids - History, Science Fair Projects, Facts, and more

UCLA Virtual EarthquakeUCLA Virtual Earthquake - An inquiry-based activity to learn how earthquake location and magnitude is determined

Earthquake EducationSeismology Resources for Teachers - Information on teaching earthquakes and careers in seismology


Great Central U.S. ShakeoutThe Great Central U.S. Shakeout - Earthquake Preparedness Drill

Putting down roots in earthquake countryPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Handbooks and more

Spanish Language OutreachSpanish Language Outreach - ¡Agáchese, Cúbrase, y Agárrese!

Helping Children Cope with DisasterHelping Children Cope with Disaster - Helping children to prepare for and cope with disaster

Data Products

Memphis Hazard MapsMemphis/Shelby Co. Seismic Hazard Maps - Maps and data download for earthquake ground shaking estimated for Memphis, TN

Regional Hazard MapsRegional Hazard Maps - Maps and data download for earthquake ground shaking estimated for New Madrid, Wabash Valley, and Southern Illinois Basin scenarios

Surficial Geology MapsMemphis/Shelby Co. Surficial Geology Maps - Surface geology for six quadrangles in Memphis/Shelby Co.



Historic New Madrid"New Madrid: The Earthquakes of 1811-1812" - CERI's award winning documentary

Shakeout DrillsBarbara K. Lipman School Shakeout Drills - Elementary school students participating in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout

Tectonic Setting of the New Madird earthquake sequenceBuilding Resiliency in the Face of Earthquake Risk - A six-part series of an earthquake seminar that took place at the University of Memphis on October 17, 2013


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