ABSTRACT

Responses to Iben Browning's Prediction of a 1990 New Madrid, Missouri, Earthquake   [open pdf - 104MB]

"On December 3, 1990, residents of New Madrid, Mo., and the central Mississippi Valley region anxiously awaited the outcome of the prediction of a major earthquake by Iben Browning, an independent business consultant from near Albuquerque, N. Mex. [New Mexico] [...] The media hype and public agitation surrounding this prediction were remarkable considering Browning's lack of qualifications in seismology and the denunciation of this prediction by practically all earthquake seismologists. [...] This report documents how this prediction became credible to many members of the media, the emergency preparedness corps, and the general public."

Report Number:
U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1083
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Date:
1993
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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