An “Earthquake Insight Field Trip”, planned for March 31 through April 2, 2017, is taking place within the New Madrid Seismic Zone this Spring. The purpose of this field trip is to inform and educate those in the insurance, financial, utility, transportation, and government sectors about earthquake hazards and earthquake risks in the central U.S.
The route includes geological evidence of the geologic and earthquake history of the region, as well as sites important to the human stories of the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes. The field-trip route is about 400 miles long, and will include two overnight stops. The field trip begins in the St. Louis area and includes Kaskaskia, Ill.; Ste. Genevieve and New Madrid, Mo.; Reelfoot Lake, Tenn.; as well as other sites in southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, and western Tennessee and Kentucky.
Continuing Education units (CEUs) may be available through the University of Missouri. Those who are interested in more details about the 2017 Earthquake Insight Field Trip should contact Phyllis Steckel at firstname.lastname@example.org for the FAQs.