New Madrid Significant Earthquake Simulator
USGS simulates how a 7.7 Magnitude New Madrid earthquake would look like – Sign of doom?
This video shows a computer simulation of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
But I really wonder why the USGS simulates such cataclysmic event. Is there something we don’t know going on?
1811-1812 New Madrid earthquake show strong and prolonged ground shaking....
And the lead researcher to add:
Based on our simulations, were the 1811-1812 earthquakes to repeat today, more than 8 million people living and working near the New Madrid seismic zone would experience potentially damaging ground shaking at modified Mercalli intensities ranging from VI to VIII
Strong ground shaking in the greater Memphis metropolitan area could last from 30 seconds to more than 60 seconds, depending on the magnitude and epicenter of a potential seismic event
That’s really incredible. Let’s hope we don’t have to find out just how bad it would be anytime soon.