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New Madrid Earthquake struck 198 years ago

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NEW MADRID, MISSOURI (KWWL) -- One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the continental United States occurred on February 7, 1812.  The epicenter was in New Madrid, Missouri.

The quake was felt through the central Mississippi Valley, including the land that would become Iowa.

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