Bellmont Travel Guide
Early this morning, a fairly strong earthquake hit what has to be one of the sleepiest parts of the midwest. The epicenter was just north of the hamlet of Bellmont, Illinois, near the border with Indiana. The quake is a fresh reminder that Hawaii, Alaska and California aren't the only states with dangerous travel potential.
Believe it or not, another earthquake tourism site is in the region: New Madrid, Missouri was home to two of the biggest tremblers ever recorded in the United States. In 1811 and 1812, two massive quakes shook the small town and the tremors reached St. Louis, Memphis and Cincinnati.