What could an earthquake feel like where I live?
Click on several map locations below to find out how a large earthquake in southeast Missouri’s New Madrid Seismic Zone could affect you, as well as your friends and family. These estimates are based on projected results of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, which scientists say is a likely expectation from the next big New Madrid earthquake. The damage estimates are based on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, which measures the effects of an earthquake on the Earth’s surface.
Note: Damage estimates may vary depending on earthquake depth, magnitude and epicenter, as well as types of soil and buildings.