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How were the data generated, processed, and modified? data were used to define the basement structure. This map shows earthquakes (circles) of the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones (orange patches). When a quake happens, if … Bear, G.W., Rupp, J.A., and Rudman, A.J., 1997, Seismic interpretation of the deep structure of the Wabash Valley Fault System: Seismological Research Letters 68/4, Seis. authors sent digital coordinates of contours via email and paper Soc. Glenn Bear of Indiana University as part of the work on The most recent quake in the Illinois/Indiana area was back in 2017. Evidence of quakes estimated at 7.1 has been found in geological formations. Other Illinois quakes centered closer to the Missouri state line have resulted in reports of cracked foundations, residents thrown from their feet in the metro area, and produced turbulence on the Mississippi River. More information New Madrid & Wabash Valley Seismic Zones Meers fault in Oklahoma Oklahoma is "riddled with faults" according to seismologist Andrew Holland. Intersection Closure and Construction by Corrections and Courthouse. The best way to describe how earthquakes happen is with a sidewalk. This causes an earthquake. The November 9, 1968 Wabash Valley Zone magnitude 5.5, was the strongest in the central U.S. since the October 31, 1895 New Madrid Zone quake, centered near Charleston, Missouri. Earthquake activity in the Wabash Seismic Zone has a history of affecting the St. Charles and the St. Louis metropolitan area and its residents. How does the data set describe geographic features? (version 7.0.3). Mar 2, 2019 - Maps: New Madrid Seismic Zone fault line quake activity. dissertation at Indiana University. The quake was not part of the New Madrid fault, but is in the Wabash Valley seismic zone. The earthquake you probably remember best was back in 2008. Public and proprietary seismic reflection and well A Magnitude 5.2 quake took place in the Wabash zone on April 18, 2008 at 09:37 UTC (04:37 CST), about 41 miles NNW of Evansville, Indiana, near the community of Bellmont, Illinois. These plates either push against each other, slide past each other, or pull away from each other at the cracks. Over the years, Wabash Valley quakes have produced effects in this region ranging from structural damage to shaking felt from the recent June 18, 2002, 5.0 centered near Mt. Bear mapped faults in the northern part of the map area for his It was a 3.8 Magnitude quake in southern Illinois. Bear's map of the rest of the map area and beyond. In the same day, there was also a pretty big aftershock. in format ARCE Earthquake activity in the Wabash Seismic Zone has a history of affecting the St. Charles and the St. Louis metropolitan area and its residents. Earthquakes magnitudes are reported as moment magnitude. News 10 – WTHI-TV | myFOX10 | CW 10 | ION800 Ohio Street Terre Haute, IN 47807 USAMain Phone: 812-232-9481Newsroom: 812-232-4953News Hotline: 800-589-8810, All content © copyright WTHI. The Wabash Valley Seismic Zone (also known as the Wabash Valley Fault System or Zone) is a tectonic region located in the Midwest of the United States, centered on the valley of the Lower Wabash River, along the state line between southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Studies continue in order to learn more about seismic activity in the Wabash Valley Zone and throughout the central U.S. At the western edge of the map area, the graben bends to the southwest into the Reelfoot Rift and becomes more shallow. Preparedness is the next step. Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data? Kim's research is the first to directly correlate an earthquake with one of the known faults in the Wabash Valley Fault System. Bear Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Rhea, Susan, 1997, Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Basement faults: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0681, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO. Bear, G.W., and Drahovzal, J.A., written communication. Many of the strongest quakes in recent years have occurred in Wabash Valley. A smaller version of this map, IGS MM85 (scale, 1:1,193,061, is also available. Less well-known and feared than its famous sibling to the southwest, the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone is considered by some experts to be just as significant to residents of St. Charles County. The important point for St. Charles residents and residents of the rest of Missouri to keep in mind is that knowledge is the first step to saving lives and reducing property damage. Earthquakes are not very common here, but they can happen just as easily as they do out west. County names, hydrological features, and roadways are provided as recognizable reference points. The cracks in the sidewalk are the fault lines, and the rest of the sidewalk represents tectonic plates. Carmel, Illinois. This paper discusses only the Shaking was felt in 23 states. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Basement faults. Copyright © 2020 Allen Media Broadcasting, LLC All Rights Reserved. TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Faulted strata at this depth mean that the Rough Creek Fault System penetrates to hypocentral depths. Drahovzal mapped faults in the Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period? The Wabash Valley Seismic Zone has produced earthquakes for the past 20,000 years, with some registering 7.5 on the Richter magnitude scale. To whom should users address questions about the data? What is missing? Seismologists believe that the Wabash Valley fault dates from Precambrian times, the oldest era of the Earth's history, and that the fault has been reactivated. Earthquakes are one of the hardest natural disasters to predict, simply because sometimes, there's no warning. Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, southern part for a planned Kentucky Geological Survey map. James Drahovzal of the Kentucky Geological Survey and merged with What is the general form of this data set? The November 9, 1968 Wabash Valley Zone magnitude 5.5, was the strongest in the central U.S. since the October 31, 1895 New Madrid Zone quake, centered near Charleston, Missouri. How can someone get a copy of the data set? This map of the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones shows earthquakes as circles. How consistent are the relationships among the data, including topology? Red circles indicate earthquakes that occurred from 1974 to 2002 with magnitudes larger than 2.5 located using modern instruments (University of Memphis). copy of map with depth contours via surface mail. This map displays historic earthquake epicenters occurring in Indiana since 1817 in addition all known faults. That's a pretty big earthquake, and people as far north as Michigan, and Wisconsin felt the effects. Vernon, Illinois and the April 18, 2008, 5.4 Mt. This cover contains faults in the unconformity at the Cambrian-Precambrian north-central part of the map area. These data were contributed by The concern of Douglas Wiens and Michael Wysession, seismologists at Washington University in St. Louis, is that the New Madrid Fault may have seen its day and the Wabash Fault is the new kid on the block. How accurate are the geographic locations? How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set? When a quake happens, if you are outside, or inside, stay put. America. According to experts at Washington University St. Louis, Wabash Valley seismic activity could pose more of a danger to the St. Louis area. combined both maps into one and sent us the digital files.
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