You probably know the Midwest as the breadbasket of the country, but do you know about its earthquake history? Should that concern you if you live in the Midwest or along the East Coast?
- The most powerful earthquake in U.S. history actually occurred in New
Madrid, Missouri, near Memphis, Tennessee. It registered 8.6 on the Richter
scale; and damage occurred as far away as Boston, Massachusetts.
- The New Madrid Fault is the most active fault east of the Rocky Mountains,
with an average 200 quakes per year. Zigzagging for 200 miles, it threatens
Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and
other Midwestern states with destructive force.
Please contact your local independent agent representing Cincinnati to see if you qualify for coverage in your state.