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When the largest earthquake in Missouri came?

by Guest23137514  |  8 years, 6 month(s) ago

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I am collecting information regarding largest earth quakes all over the world. I want to know, When the largest earth quake in Missouri came?

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  1. Guest23137515
    The largest earth quake in Missouri came on 16 December, 1811. The magnitude was 7.7 on the Richter scale. This powerful earthquake was felt widely over the entire eastern United States. People were awakened by the shaking in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Charleston, South Carolina. Perceptible ground shaking was in the range of one to three minutes depending upon the observers location. The ground motions were described as most alarming and frightening in places like Nashville, Tennesse, and Louisville, Kentucky. Reports also describe houses and other structures being severely shaken with many chimneys knocked down. In the epicentral area the ground surface was described as in great convulsion with sand and water ejected tens of feet into the air (liquefaction).

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