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.
Beginning in the last week of January and throughout the month of February, CUSEC and our Member States will host various activities to highlight earthquake awareness and preparedness. Activities include press conferences, seminars, workshops, Governor’s proclamations, town hall meetings, exhibits and safety fairs, public service announcements, earthquake related training, and the 3rd annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.
Visit the CUSEC calendar to learn more about the activities occurring during the Earthquake Awareness Month and beyond.