Investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone



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  • Seismology -- New Madrid Seismic Zone.,
  • Geology, Structural -- New Madrid Seismic Zone.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesSummary and discussion of crustal stress data in the region of the New Madrid seismic zone., Preliminary seismic reflection study of Crowley"s Ridge, Northeast Arkansas.
Statementedited by Kaye M. Shedlock and Arch C. Johnston.
SeriesInvestigations of the New Madrid seismic zone ;, A-C, U.S. Geological Survey professional paper ;, 1538
ContributionsShedlock, Kaye M., Johnston, Arch C.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE535.2.U6 I59 1994 vol. A-C
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1428034M
LC Control Number93039222

"The strongest earthquakes in the last few years have come from the Wabash Valley Fault, which needs more investigation." "Numerical modeling indicates that stress transfer following the –12 New Madrid earthquakes may be loading faults in the Wabash Zone." Notable modern earthquakes in this zone include: J , magnitude   Throughout the New Madrid Seismic Zone, especially along the fault line which runs miles from Marked Tree, Arkansas, to Cairo, Illinois, and passing through southeast Missouri, the ground Author: Crystal Ponti. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is an intraplate seismic zone located in the central Mississippi River valley and is responsible for three ≥ M earthquakes (Figure 1) in the winter months. The New Madrid Fault Zone, sometimes called the New Madrid Fault Line, is a major seismic zone and a prolific source of intraplate earthquakes (earthquakes within a tectonic plate) in the southern and midwestern United States, stretching to the southwest from New Madrid, Missouri. The New Madrid fault system was responsible for the New.

2. Figure 1. Seismic activity between and in the New Madrid Seismic Zone of the central United States. Red stars are approximate locations of the three main earthquakes on (from southwest to northeast) Dec. 16, (approximatelyFile Size: 30MB. It is unusual for seismic events with relatively shallow foci (15 km) and large moment magnitudes (), like that of the New Madrid earthquakes, not to have surface rupture. significant earthquakes in the past. Two of these faults in the New Madrid seismic zone have been located by micro-earthquakes some of which are probably aftershocks of the earthquakes. Other faults outside the New Madrid fault zone are roughly parallel to the course of the Mississippi River and are also related to an ancient fault zone. New maps of liquefaction potential are now available for six, minute quadrangles in Memphis, Shelby County (Figure 1). Figure 1. Liquefaction potential map showing the probabilities of major liquefaction-induced damage, or equivalently of a liquefaction potential index of LPI>15, from a Mw = earthquake on one of the major faults in the southwestern portion the New Madrid seismic zone.

The deeply buried faults causing earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone are how old hundreds of millions of years the New Madrid seismic zone is thought to be a failed rift, called an. ; Gomberg, J.S., and Ellis, M.A., , Topography and tectonics of the central New Madrid Seismic zone: results of numerical experiments using a three.

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Introduction--investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone / by Kaye M. Shedlock and Arch C. Johnston. Summary and discussion of crustal stress data in the region of the New Madrid seismic zone / by W.L. Ellis. Preliminary seismic reflection study of Crowley's Ridge, Northeast Arkansas / by Roy B.

VanArsdale [and others] (1 v.) --D. OCLC Number: Notes: Shipping list no.: P. Description: 1 volume (various pagings): illustrations ; 28 cm: Contents: A.

Introduction / by K.M. Shedlock and A.C. Johnston --B. Summary and discussion of crustal stress data in the region of the New Madrid seismic zone / by W.L.

Ellis --C. Preliminary seismic reflection study of Crowley's Ridge, northeast Arkansas. The New Madrid seismic zone is located in the northern part of what has been called the Mississippi embayment. The Mississippi embayment is a broad trough filled with marine sedimentary rocks about millions years old and.

A2 INVESTIGATIONS OF THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE 50 KILOMETERS Figure 1. Index map showing the Reelfoot rift, plutons, the Blytheville arch, and epicenters (+) in the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ). Epicentral locations for the large earthquakes (circles) are estimated from intensity data.

Figure isCited by: Genre/Form: Online resources: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone (DLC) (OCoLC) Investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone: Series title: Professional Paper: Series number: Chapter: F-G: DOI: /ppFG: Edition-Year Published: Language: ENGLISH: Description: 22 p.

Part or all of this report is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). For best results viewing and printing PDF documents, it is. An examination and historical recount of the most violent series of earthquakes to strike the continental United States in the last years.

Learn about the New Madrid Earthquakes of and find out how the immense energy unleashed formed lakes, made the Mississippi River run backward, and changed the landscape : DVD. Gravity of the New Madrid Seismic Zone- A Preliminary Study By V.E.

Langenheim INVESTIGATIONS OF THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE Edited by Kaye M. Shedlock and Arch C. Johnston U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER L UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON: Cited by: 4.

New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), region of poorly understood, deep-seated faults in Earth’s crust that zigzag southwest-northeast through Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky, U.S. Lying in the central area of the North American Plate, the seismic zone is about 45 miles (70 km) wide and about miles ( km) long.

While greatly simplified, this definition serves the purpose given the scope of this study. Central and Eastern United States constitute a SCR, and New Madrid Seismic Zone is a region within this SCR. WESTERN UNITED STATES (WUS). Territory of the United States west of the Rocky Mountain region as delineated in [18].File Size: 3MB.

The earthquake hypocenters used in this study were obtained from two data sets. One included events recorded between October and August using a portable seismic network (PANDA, Chiu et al., ).This is the data set used in Mueller and Pujol ().The second data set includes events recorded from to by stations of the New Madrid seismic zone Cited by: The Lake County uplift and the Reelfoot Fault scarp are within the northwest-trending central arm of the New Madrid Seismic Zone; however, contemporary seismicity in this part of the seismic zone.

Axial structures within the Reelfoot rift delineated with magnetotelluric surveys (Investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone) [Brian D Rodriguez] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : $ @article{osti_, title = {Seismological investigation of earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone and the northeastern extent of the New Madrid seismic zone: Final report, September December }, author = {Herrmann, R.B.

and Taylor, K. and Nguyen, B.}, abstractNote = {Earthquake activity in the Central Mississippi Valley has been monitored by.

Seismological investigation of earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone and the northeastern extent of the New Madrid seismic zone: final report Author: Robert B Herrmann ; K Taylor ; B Nguyen ; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. OCLC Number: Description: v, pages: illustrations ; 29 cm: Contents: Overview and discussion / by F.A.

McKeown --Damaging earthquakes of the central Mississippi valley / by O.W. Nuttli --Present-day seismicity and identification of active faults in the New Madrid seismic zone / by William Stauder --Microearthquakes and faulting in the area of New Madrid.

As the New Madrid earthquakes have come back to light, the science and the history of the quakes have become the subject of contentious public policy debate. Different scientific theories have practical implications for infrastructure regulations. Is the New Madrid seismic zone “cooling down” in ways that present decreasing risk for the future.

A cataclysmic moment in American history is about to repeat itself in this white-knuckle disaster thriller. Signs point to a contemporary recurrence of the devastating earthquakes that, in andripped through the New Madrid Fault Zone, miles of American heartland along the Mississippi River/5(71).

and Relations Between Rift Structures and the New Madrid Seismic Zone By Thomas G. Hildenbrand and John D. Hendricks INVESTIGATIONS OF THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE Edited by Kaye M. Shedlock and Arch C. Johnston U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER E UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, Cited by: Evidence of Contemporary and Ancient Excess Fluid Pressure in the New Madrid Seismic Zone of the Reelfoot Rift, Central United States: Usgs Profession [F.

McKeown, S. Diehl] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the winter ofthree of the largest historic earthquakes in the United States occurred near New Madrid. Broadband Seismology and Small Regional Seismic Networks By R.B.

Hermann INVESTIGATIONS OF THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE Edited by Kaye M. Shedlock and Arch C. Johnston U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER S UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON: Cited by: 1.

Recent geophysical investigations have shown that the seismicity of the New Madrid, Missouri seismogenic region is correlative with an ancient rift complex suggesting that the anomalous seismicity is the result of the localization of the regional compressive stress pattern by basement structures.

New Madrid seismic zone. High-quality seismic reflection data examined in this study show that, north of the New Madrid seismic zone within the major dogleg bend in the rift system in southern Illinois and western Kentucky, the geom­ etry of the Cambrian rift system is that of a half-graben that thickens to the by: 9.

New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Planning Project According to current scientific understanding, the New Madrid Seismic Zone is capable of producing damaging earthquakes at any time.

The earthquakes of were estimated to be between a M and occurred in an area that was sparsely populated. Gravity of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a Preliminary Study: Usgs Professional Paper L [Langenheim, V.

E.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gravity of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a Preliminary Study: Usgs Professional Paper LAuthor: V. Langenheim. The New Madrid Seismotectonic Study is a coordinated program of geological, geophysical, and seismological investigations of the area within a mile radius of New Madrid, Missouri.

The study is designed to define the structural setting and tectonic history of the area in order to realistically evaluate earthquake risks in the siting of.

They remain the most powerful earthquakes to hit the contiguous United States east of the Rocky Mountains in recorded history. They, as well as the seismic zone of their occurrence, were named for the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, then part of the Louisiana Territory, now within the US state of Missouri.

The New Madrid Seismic zone stretches for miles into five states. From Cairo, Illinois down through New Madrid, Missouri and then on into Arkansas. It also extends into parts of Tennessee. And there is worse news yet, the fault line offers up extremely shallow earthquakes. An earthquake prompted by the New Madrid Seismic Fault Line occurs.

Stein has done a masterful job of explaining the historical events of New Madrid in and and the science behind the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) as it is analyzed today. He effectively challenges the claims and mystique about the NMSZ.

This is a much needed, honest, and frank book about earthquakes and seismic :   The batholith, called the Missouri batholith, may be currently related to the release of seismic energy in the New Madrid seismic zone (earthquake concentrations occur at the intersection of the Missouri batholith and the New Madrid seismic zone).

Three qualitative mechanical models are suggested to explain this relationship with by:. Information regarding earthquakes in Arkansas including types of faults magnitude and intensity scales, seismology, seismic waves, epicenters (New Madrid Seismic Zone and the Enola Swarms) and more.

Arkansas Earthquake Archive Earthquake case studies. Educational resources concerning earthquakes. Information on how to be prepared in case an earthquake .New Madrid Seismic Zone is within the scope of WikiProject Tennessee, an open collaborative effort to coordinate work for and sustain comprehensive coverage of Tennessee and related subjects in the Wikipedia.

If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, and even become a [email protected]{osti_, title = {Tectonic study of the extension of the New Madrid fault zone near its intersection with the 38th parallel lineament}, author = {Braile, L.W. and Hinze, W.J. and Sexton, J.L.

and Keller, G.R. and Lidiak, E.G.}, abstractNote = {Gravity, magnetic, geologic, and seismicity data have been combined in a seismotectonic analysis of the New Madrid seismic zone.