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New Madrid Earthquake

Updated: December 1, 2008, 11:52 AM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

They created two of America's most famous duck hunting holes, and are considered, as a whole, one of the most significant seismological events in modern time, yet the New Madrid earthquakes will always remain somewhat of a mystery.

In a sense, the series of earthquakes, occurring from Dec. 1811 through Feb. 1812, was one massive duck habitat-improvement project.

In the World Almanac's list of major earthquakes, which runs as far back in time to 526 A.D., only the New Madrid ...

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