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Thread #110534   Message #2323347
Posted By: JohnInKansas
23-Apr-08 - 03:24 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
Ebbie:

They said that in the midwest a quake has been felt as far as 1600 miles away. Did I misunderstand?

The New Madrid quake (wasn't that in about 1812?), for which the fault line is named, was reported to have physically "rang the bells" in church towers in Boston. My DeLorme route map shows that as about 1,300 highway miles, and with interstate roads it's pretty close to "as the bird flies."

The quake quite probably was "felt" - or at least "feelable" - for some considerable distance beyond that.

I don't believe you misunderstood.

John