Learn about the New Madrid fault line and the earthquakes that hit the area in 1811-1812. Includes maps, documents, statistics, and photographs. Read about the history of Reelfoot Lake, a lake formed by the earthquake. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Natural Disaster: Earthquakes.
This page from the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) in Memphis, Tennessee, is filled with facts and data in simple language. Data includes the number of deaths associated with earthquakes and the energy equivalents of earthquakes. Scroll down to number 11 to read about the New Madrid earthquake.