Crews Studying The New Madrid Seismic Zone Via Airplanes

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(Memphis) Crews are taking to the skies to find out more information about the New Madrid seismic zone.

This week the U.S. Geological Survey will start conducting low-level flights across sections of three states looking for clues about the fault zone.

They will conduct the flights over a 1,400-square-mile area across Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Crews will be measuring the magnetic field of the earth and underground rock formations to help locate hidden faults.