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Thread #110534   Message #2320493
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
20-Apr-08 - 12:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
Subject: RE: BS: you don't often get to see an earthquake
Today's Kansas City Star had an article on the quake. We are 400 miles from the epicenter, and people were awakened by the quake and some were alarmed enough to call the police. I slept right through it. Heck! I would have liked to experience it.

Ebbie, I confess that 1600 miles seems pretty far. However, if the 1811 actually did ring the church bells in Boston, that may be the distance involved.

Although the New Madrid area was sparsely populated in 1811-12, the suffering of the people who were there was terrible. So extreme were the effects of the quakes that they can still be seen today. It is interesting to read about.

One effect of the quakes was the creation of Reelfoot Lake. Fifteen years ago we visited Reelfoot to birdwatch. It is a beautfiul and interesting place.

John in Kansas: the distance from Chicago to Milwaukee is immaterial. The figure of interest is the distance from tiny Mt. Carmel to Milwaukee. It must be impressive.