Da Big One?

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As Steven mentioned below, Chicago seems awfully prone to fire. However, in the pantheon of potential natural disasters, fire may be the least of our worries.

The Chicago Tribune reports today on a small earthquake (3.9 magnitude) which originated along the New Madrid fault, which runs along the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

Growing up in Kentucky, this was the local disaster scenario everyone feared most, so we heard a lot about it. As the rest of the country looked westward in anticipation of

3 Comments so far

  1. ColdChilli (unregistered) on June 21st, 2005 @ 11:54 am

    It was the contiental US’s largest quake not the worlds. the worlds largest quake was in Chile in 1960.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on June 21st, 2005 @ 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the correction. See, if I don’t build errors into my post, no one would comment.

  3. paige (unregistered) on February 8th, 2006 @ 8:01 am

    I was 13 and Shopping When it happened ,i came from WAles to see family. Go Bulls!!!!!

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