WMCTV.com Internet Insider: Earthquakes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

WMCTV.com Internet Insider: Earthquakes

An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes catastrophic movement of a part of the Earth 's surface.

   -Read more about earthquakes and their causes at Wikipedia

A large earthquake struck Pakistan over the weekend.  Early estimates place the death toll in the quake at over 20,000 people.

   -Click here for the very latest on the Pakistan quake from NBC News.

Officials have long worried that a quake could strike the Mid-South.  The New Madrid fault line has been been given a forcast by some of up to a 90% chance of a 6.0 or greater magnitude quake by 2040.

   -Click here for descriptions of the New Madrid Quakes of 1811-1812

   -Click here for the United States Geological Survey's earthquake website.

Powered by Frankly