http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 200 years later, what's shaking in the New Madrid Seismic Zone? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/200-years-later-whats-shaking-new-madrid-seismic-zone <p>Tomorrow marks the St. Louis kickoff of the <a href="http://www.newmadrid2011.org/">bicentennial events </a>commemorating the earthquakes that struck the New Madrid Seismic Zone in 1811-12.&nbsp; You’ve probably heard stories about those quakes: that church bells rang in Boston, that the Mississippi River ran backwards. Much of that, it turns out, is legend.&nbsp; So what <em>do</em> we know about the New Madrid fault and the risk it poses to the modern Midwest?</p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:48:07 +0000 Libby Franklin 497 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 200 years later, what's shaking in the New Madrid Seismic Zone?