USGS: Over 7% chance of major New Madrid quake in next 50 years

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Scientists say it’s only a matter of time before a big shake up in the New Madrid fault zone.

The New Madrid zone stretches across parts of Missouri, Illinois, and five other states. The US Geological Survey says the fault line is still active. Scientists say there’s a 7-10 percent chance of a 7.5 to 7.7 magnitude quake hitting in the next 50-years.

More: Facts about the New Madrid Seismic Zone


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