It's true, some of us might have wondered what the U.S. would look like if it was split in half and according to the United States Geological Survey we may actually find out.
It's not enough that our country is already split in half politically and now there's a concern about our country literally splitting in half!
Even though the New Madrid fault zone has been in the news for quite some time, here's some information about it to refresh our memory. As we know the U.S. has a lot of fault lines that lie underneath its surface. The most well known is the San Andres Fault.
Even though the San Andres fault is closely observed, another one specialists are now keeping a close eye on (and rightfully so), is the New Madrid fault. It makes sense they're keeping a close eye on this fault because it's six times larger than the San Andreas fault and it covers a large portion of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Yikes!
To find out what would happen and who would be the most impacted by a rupture on this fault line, head to the next page. This is just another reminder to be packed and ready to leave the area (if it's safe to do so), during a survival scenario!