Publications referenced in this article
Seismic interpretation of the deep structure of the Wabash valley fault system; by Glenn W. Bear, John A. Rupp, and Albert J. Rudman; 1997; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 68, Number 4 (July/August 1997).
Liquefaction evidence for Holocene and latest Pleistocene seismicity in the southern halves of Indiana and Illinois: a preliminary overview; by Patrick J. Munson, Stephen F. Obermeier, Cheryl Ann Munson, and Edwin R. Hajic; 1997; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 68, Number 4 (July/August 1997).
This Dynamic Planet, World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics; Compiled by Tom Simkin and others; 1994; available from U.S. Geological Survey (1-800-USA-MAPS).
Tectonic development of the New Madrid rift complex, Mississippi embayment, North America; by Lawrence W. Braile, William J. Hinze, G. Randy Keller, Edward G. Lidiak, and John L. Sexton; 1986; in Tectonophysics, Volume 131 (1986). Federal Emergency Management Agency Earthquakes Fact Sheet (replacement for Safety Tips for Earthquakes brochure); 1993.
Other resources with earthquake information
Indiana University PEPP Earthquake Institute web site
Earthquakes; Bruce A. Bolt; 1999; W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, N.Y.
Earthquake Ready; Virginia Kimballt; 1992; Roundtable Publishing, Inc., Santa Monica, Calif.
Earthquakes for Kids and Grownups; web page at U.S. Geological Survey web site.
Earthquakes; web page at Federal Emergency Management Agency web site.
Technical Publications with information related to earthquakes in Indiana, the Wabash Valley Fault System, and the New Madrid Seismic Zone
Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (revised); by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman; 1993; U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Basement tectonics in the southeastern part of the Illinois basin and its effect on Paleozoic sedimentation; by Lloyd C. Furer; 1996; Geological Society of America Special Paper 308.
Final report to the city of Evansville: shear-wave and earthquake hazard mapping of Evansville, Indiana; by D.L. Eggert, A.C. Samuelson, J.D. Bray, S.W. Chang, W.R. Eckhoff, K. Kayabali, E.J. McClees, T.R. West, M.C. Woodfield, and B. Zheng; 1994; Indiana Geological Survey Open File Report 94-19.
Faulting in Posey and Gibson Counties, Indiana; by Curtis H. Ault, Dan M. Sullivan, and George F. Tanner; 1980; in Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science for 1979, Volume 89.
Seismic hazards in Indiana: what we have learned; by D.L. Eggert, H. Al-Shukri, N.K. Blueur, J.D. Bray, S.W. Chang, W.R. Eckhoff, K. Kayabali, C.A. Munson, P.J. Munson, A.C. Samuelson, and T.R. West;1994; in Proceedings, Volume 3, Fifth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chicago, Illinois.
The seismicity of Indiana described by return periods of earthquake intensities; by Robert F. Blakely and Madan M. Varma; 1976; Indiana Geological Survey Occasional Paper 16.
ANCIENT INDIANA QUAKES
Liquefaction evidence for one or more strong Holocene earthquakes in the Wabash valley of southern Indiana and Illinois, with a preliminary estimate of magnitude; by S.F. Obermeier, J.R. Martin, A.D. Frankel, T.L. Youd, P.J. Munson, C.A. Munson, and E.C. Pond; 1993; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1536.
Paleoliquefaction evidence for a strong Holocene earthquake in south-central Indiana; by Patrick J. Munson, Cheryl Ann Munson, and Eric C. Pond; 1995; in Geology, Volume 23, Number 4 (April 1995).
Distribution and dating of prehistoric earthquake liquefaction in the Wabash valley of the central U.S.; by Patrick J. Munson, Cheryl Ann Munson, Ned K. Bleuer, and Michael D. Labitzke; 1992; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 63, Number 3 (July-September 1992).
Liquefaction evidence for strong Holocene earthquake(s) in the Wabash valley of Indiana-Illinois; by S. F. Obermeier, P.J. Munson, C.A. Munson, J.R. Martin, A.D. Frankel, T.L. Youd, and E.C. Pond; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 63, Number 3 (July-September 1992).
Evidence of strong earthquake shaking in the lower Wabash valley from prehistoric liquefaction features; by S. F. Obermeier, Ned K. Bleuer, C.A. Munson, P.J. Munson, W.S. Martin, K.M. McWilliams, D.A. Tabaczynski, J.K. Odum, M. Rubin, and D.L. Eggert; 1991; in Science, Volume 251 (March 1, 1991).
WABASH VALLEY FAULT SYSTEM
Structural underpinnings and neotectonics of the southern Illinois basin: an overview; by Dennis R. Kolata and Thomas G. Hildenbrand; 1997; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 68, Number 4 (July/August 1997).
Reflection seismic profiling of the Wabash valley fault system in the Illinois basin; by R.M. Rene and F.L. Stanonis; 1995; in Investigations of the New Madrid seismic zone, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1538-O, edited by Kaye M. Shedlock and Arch C. Johnston.
The Wabash valley fault system in southeastern Illinois; by Hubert M. Bristol and Janis D. Treworgy; 1979; Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 509.
Seismic reflection profiling studies of a buried Precambrian rift beneath the Wabash valley fault zone; by John L. Sexton, L.W. Braile, W.J. Hinze, and M.J. Campbell; 1986; in Geophysics, Volume 51, Number 3 (March 1986).
Thrust faults in southern Illinois basin result of contemporary stress?; by W. John Nelson and Robert A. Bauer; 1987; Geological Society of America Bulletin, Volume 98 (March 1987).
The June 1987 southeastern Illinois earthquake: possible tectonism associated with the La Salle anticlinal belt; by Michael W. Hamburger and John A. Rupp; 1988; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 59, Number 4 (October-December 1988).
The south-central Illinois earthquake of November 9, 1968: macroseismic studies; by David W. Gordon, Theron J. Bennett, Robert B. Herrmann, and Albert M. Rogers; 1970; in Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Volume 60, Number 3 (June 1970).
Structural geology of southeastern Illinois and vicinity; by W. John Nelson and Donald K. Lumm; 1984; Illinois State Geological Survey final report to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of the Interior, NRC 04-81-016.
Seismicity of the central United States; by O.W. Nuttli; 1979; in Geological Society of America, Reviews in Engineering Geology, Volume 4 (1979).
Catalog of central United States earthquakes since 1800 of mb>3.0; compiled by Otto W. Nuttli; 1983; St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
The effects of earthquakes in the central United States; by Otto W. Nuttli; 1987; in Volume Number 1, Monograph Series, Central United States Earthquake Consortium.
Crustal subdivisions of the eastern and central United States and a seismic boundary hypothesis for eastern seismicity; by Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., Isidore Zietz, and Joe J. Litehiser; 1987; in Geology, Volume 15 (June 1987).
Neotectonic movement, earthquakes and stress state in the eastern United States; by Patrick J. Barosh; 1986; in Tectonophysics, Volume 132 (1986).
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The Mississippi valley earthquakes of 1811 and 1812: intensities, ground motion and magnitudes; by Otto W. Nuttli; 1973; in Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Volume 63, Number 1 (February 1973).
A compilation of accounts describing the Mississippi valley earthquakes of 1811-1812: Part 1; by R.L. Street; 1980; University of Kentucky Department of Geology Open-File Report.
The Great American Quakes: eight weeks that rocked the United States; by Richard Monastersky; 1996; in Science News, Volume 149, June 8, 1996.
An ancient rift complex and its relation to contemporary seismicity in the New Madrid seismic zone; by L.W. Braile, G.R. Keller, W.J. Hinze, and E.G. Lidiak; 1982; in Tectonics, Volume 1, Number 2 (April 1982).
Overview of research in the New Madrid seismic zone; by Arch C. Johnston and Kaye M. Shedlock; 1992; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 63, Number 3 (July-September 1992).
Recurrence rates and probability estimates for the New Madrid seismic zone; by Arch C. Johnston and Susan J. Nava; 1985; in Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 90, Number B8 (July 10, 1985).
Update on the New Madrid seismic zone; by James B. Harris and John D. Kiefer; 1994; in Geotimes, July 1994.
New Madrid: the rift, the river, and the earthquake; by Arch C. Johnston; 1992; in Earth, Volume 1, Number 1 (January 1992).
Investigations of the New Madrid earthquake region; edited by F.A. McKeown and L.C. Pakiser; 1982; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1236.
Indication of active faults in the New Madrid seismic zone from precise location of hypocenters; by L. Himes, W. Stauder, and R.B. Herrmann; 1988; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 59, Number 4 (October-December 1988).
Seismic reflection expression of reactivated structures in the New Madrid rift complex; by J.L. Sexton; 1988; in Seismological Research Letters, Volume 59, Number 4 (October-December 1988).