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The New Madrid Seismic Zone is 140 miles, stretching across five states. In 1811 and 1812 enormous earthquakes erupted along this zone, effecting 24 states, creating lakes in Tennessee and causing the Mississippi River to run backward. In Peter Hernon’s 8.4 the New Madrid awakens, threatening the country with systematic collapse in a chillingly plausible case of history repeating itself. It’s up to a team of scientists to stop the impending destruction, working against nature, time and a horrifying, human-made conspiracy.
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Better than you think
This has been one of my favorite books for a long time now and I was thrilled to see it finally in iBook form. It was loosely adapted and turned into a movie mini-series for television, which they unfortunately set on the west coast instead of keeping the core theme of the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The history and warnings concerning the NMSZ are integral to the messages of this loose fiction and should have been kept intact with a movie. The differences in earthquake types in this region are part of what Hernon is trying to get across. A major quake in this area stands to be a lot more devastating than anything in California. Anyway, I always find this to be a great read, even if some think Hernon's writing is a little slow. Give it a try.....it's worth it.