The highest magnitude earthquake that I have felt was the 1952 7.3 Magnitude Tehachapi (Kern County). In Taft, where I lived, the Modified Mercalli Intensity was VII on the intensity scale, although it was much greater in Tehachapi.
|My ancestors, who lived in Central Kentucky, |
would have experienced an Intensity level of VII during the New Madrid Quake.
|At the time of the Tehachapi Quake, |
I lived in the region which is labeled with an Intensity VII
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2. "New Madrid Earthquakes 1811-1812 - Earthquake Hazards ..." 2009. 15 Aug. 2015 <http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1811-1812.php>
3.The New Madrid Seismic Zone. 26 Aug 2015 http://gsa.state.al.us/gsa/geologichazards/NewMadrid.htm
4. California Earthquake Map Collection, 26 Aug 2015 http://geology.com/earthquake/california.shtml