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Missouri earthquake shakes Georgia
December 16, 1811 7.7 (est) earthquake centered in Northeast Arkansas, shakes the state of Georgia. Aftershocks reach 7.0. Today it is generally considered to be the first of the "New Madrid" earthquakes
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
  Missouri earthquake shakes Georgia
January 23, 1812 Earthquake felt across Georgia, as far south as Augusta. Part of the New Madrid, Missouri series of quakes
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  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Missouri earthquake shakes Georgia
February 7, 1812 The 7.7 earthquake that created Reelfoot Lake is felt in Georgia.
  Missouri earthquake shakes Georgia
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia


Just after 2:00am on the night of Dec. 16, 1811 an earthquake rolled through the Cherokee Nation and the state of Georgia. Although the epicenter of the quake was in southeast Missouri, the nation's largest ever earthquake shook the entire state, ranging from 300 to 600 miles from the fault. People as far away as Quebec, Canada felt the shock wave that was so powerful that the mighty Mississippi River flowed backwards for three days. Additional earthquakes struck through February 7, 1812.




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