The ground beneath our feet is not always as stable as it seems. In the heartland of Missouri, a series of seismic events known as the New Madrid earthquakes left an indelible mark on history. These powerful earthquakes redefined the landscape and have shaped our understanding of the region’s geological dynamics. In this article, we explore the most significant earthquakes to have ever struck Missouri. 1. Magnitude 7.8 Date: December 16, 1811 Location: New Madrid,…