Monday, February 27, 2006
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Earthquakes in Alabama

A quake along the New Madrid fault probably wouldn't affect Alabama much, but we aren't immune from earthquakes. One of the last "big ones" to hit the state occurred in April, 2003. It was centered near Mentone, in northeast Alabama, and measured a healthy magnitude 4.9 on the Richter scale, tying the record as the strongest earthquake to ever be measured in the state.

For more info, check out this map of historic Alabama quakes, accessible from the Geological Survey of Alabama's "Earthquakes in Alabama" page.