New Madrid earthquake: the threat that lies beneath us
It has been 200 years since a large-magnitude earthquake on the New Madrid Fault shook our region.
Recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, even LA have left many people living in our area wondering, is the New Madrid Fault next?
In a 3-Part Series running on Thursday Night at 5, 6, and 10pm, Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina looks at the history of past quakes in our region, answers viewer questions and concerns, and shows us how emergency responders are preparing for the next big one. The series will wrap up with how you and your family should be prepared for the days after such an event and how to react when an earthquake happens on the New Madrid Fault.
Additional Resources and Links
One of the most comprehensive websites I have found concerning the New Madrid Fault history and collection of maps was produced by a professor from SEMO, click here.
To find out more about the risk/hazard for your community, click here for an interactive map from the USGS.
To see a quick fact sheet about the New Madrid Seizmic Zone and other information, click here.
Family Preparedness Information Quick Fact Sheets from the Red Cross, click here.
To read a statement and advice about earthquake hazards from Kentucky Emergency Management, click here.
Disaster Preparedness Conference in Paducah...August 30-31, 2010...for details, click here.