I'm sharing New Madrid earthquake information because it's not news. Believe it or not, I do have a point to make. So far in 2022, there have been 20 earthquakes in the New Madrid fault region and that's completely normal.
The fact that the Mississippi River ran backwards after the massive New Madrid earthquake of 1811 is now the stuff of legend, but did you know that it's run backwards at least twice since? It's strange, but true and had nothing to do with earthquakes either.
It's easy to forget that we live in a seismically active area. Sure, the New Madrid Fault tends to ruin our day every few hundred years, but generally there aren't a lot of large quakes in Missouri. However, I was surprised how many large earthquakes that have hit this area in the last 50 years.