Study: New Madrid fault zone alive and active

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:06 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The New Madrid fault zone in the nation's midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday.

It's "not dead yet," said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough, who was part of the study published online by the journal Science.

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