New Madrid Earthquake

New Madrid Earthquake (HMC2X)

Location: Hickman, KY 42050 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 31.073', W 89° 20.347'

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The greatest earthquake recorded in North America centered in this area Dec. 16, 1811 to Feb. 7, 1812. 1,874 quakes felt at Louisville, 250 miles away. Tremors also felt at Boston, Detroit, New Orleans. Reelfoot Lake, covering 25,000 acres, formed when some streams changed courses. New Madrid, Mo., destroyed; very few persons died, as population of area was sparse.
HM NumberHMC2X
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number688
Year Placed1964
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 290550 N 4043936
Decimal Degrees36.51788333, -89.33911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 31.073', W 89° 20.347'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 31' 4.38" N, 89° 20' 20.82" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-18 State Hwy 1282, Hickman KY 42050, US
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