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Quakes still a risk near New Madrid

Posted: October 7, 2013 at 5:15 a.m.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — New research by the U.S. Geological Society suggests that while the New Madrid Seismic Zone hasn’t produced a major earthquake in more than 200 years, the risk remains.

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