TIL that the 1812 New Madrid earthquake made the Mississippi River flow backwards and cause a fluvial tsunami that hit Missouri

Read more: https://www.britannica.com/event/New-Madrid-earthquakes-of-1811-1812

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  1. But even your own source says “scientific studies performed since that time note that the tremors produced northward-moving water waves that gave the illusion that the river reversed its course”.

    Still a really interesting TIL though.

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