28, 1811, Western Spy
- editors conjecture that the earthquake "had its
source on the Missouri country"
Jan. 15, 1812, Liberty Hall - report of the earthquake and damage near New Madrid
Jan. 18, 1812, Western Spy - similar report of the earthquake and damage near New Madrid
Jan. 31, 1812, Pittsburgh Gazette - eyewitness reports that nearby Little Prairie is abandoned
Feb. 1, 1812, Western Spy - eyewitness to the earthquake: "at New Madrid the shocks have been uncommonly violent"
Feb. 8, 1812, Western Spy - the editor responds to charges that it exaggerated earthquake reports, referring to an eyewitness account from New Madrid
Feb. 12, 1812, Centinel - report of "uncommonly violent" shocks in New Madrid
Feb. 14, 1812, Pittsburgh Gazette - James Fletcher reports on the Dec. 16 earthquake at Little Prairie (in present-day Missouri); they "supposed the whole country sinking!"
Feb. 15, 1812, Western Spy - detailed report from New Madrid on the earthquake (Dec. 16 through Dec. 28): "the house danced about"
Feb. 19, 1812, Connecticut Current - William L. Pierce's detailed reports on the earthquake near New Madrid: "utmost consternation prevailed"
Mar. 3, 1812, Liberty Hall - William L. Pierce's detailed reports on the earthquake near New Madrid
Mar. 13, 1812, Pittsburgh Gazette - James Smith provides revisions for The Navigator: downriver from New Madrid, "the river is wholly changed"
Mar. 14, 1812, Western Spy - shocks of the earthquake continue - "there have not passed many hours together without concussions of the earth" since Dec. 16
Mar. 20, 1812, Pittsburgh Gazette - John Vertner gives eyewitness account of Feb. 7 shock in New Madrid and his inability to hire help there
Apr. 4, 1812, Western Spy - Jesse Hunt reports that New Madrid inhabitants have fled the town, which suffered extensive damage
1827, Recollections - longtime residents of New Madrid share detailed memories of the earthquake with Timothy Flint