Memphis has a dense urban population near faults capable of producing major earthquakes. Will likely happen along that fault.
The ETSZ is one of the most active earthquake zones in the eastern United States. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Many structures in Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., and other communities in the central Mississippi River Valley region are vulnerable and at risk from severe ground shaking. As far as earthquakes go, East Tennessee is on shaky ground. Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any new let pass besides Virginia, and more soldiers for the bond Army than the descend of the Confederacy combined.