Earthquakes in Indiana

Indiana is situated near the Madrid seismic zone in New Madrid, Missouri. Although this fault zone last produced a major earthquake in 1812, the potential for a very damaging earthquake continues to exist. Should a major earthquake occur in the New Madrid fault area, Southwestern Indiana would be most vulnerable, however most of Indiana could be affected to varying degrees depending on the magnitude of the quake. Small quakes are reported from time to time throughout Indiana.

Please check out the Earthquakes for Kids site hosted by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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