FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Memphis, TN –As part of the third annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill, coordinated by the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), all radio and television stations are invited and urged to interrupt broadcasting at (or near) 10:15 a.m. on February 7th to broadcast a one-minute earthquake drill announcement. The drill broadcast has […]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Memphis, TN (January 24, 2013) — In two weeks, communities in nine states will take part in the third annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut multi-state earthquake drill, coordinated by the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC). The ShakeOut is scheduled for February 7, 2013 at 10:15a.m. During the drill, millions of people simultaneously practice the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Memphis, TN (January 10, 2013) — In just one month, hundreds of communities throughout a nine state region will participate in a region wide earthquake drill during the third annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. At 10:15 a.m. (local time) on February 7, 2013, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the […]
201 years ago, on January 23, a major earthquake struck the central United States near New Madrid, Missouri. The second in a series of at least three magnitude 7.0-8.0 earthquakes, an earthquake of this size today would be felt by millions of people and cause billions of dollars in damage an eight state area.