Study: Midwest not at risk for quakes

04/22/2009 | Disaster News Network

Scientists studying the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which once threatened much of the American Midwest, now say there's little reason to be worried about a major earthquake in the area, since little stress is currently building up along the fault line. An eight-year study of the region shows the fault system is moving at about a tenth of the speed needed to pose a risk for a major earthquake.

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