Get Your Home Ready for Earthquakes Print E-mail

On April 18, 2008, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck near Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  This earthquake was felt in at least 16 states by over 40,000 people, according to the USGS.  Since January of 2008, there have been more than 300 earthquakes in the central United States. Some of these were felt over a large area of the region. When and where the next one will occur and how large it will be, are difficult, if not impossible, questions to answer with any certainty; however, reducing the vulnerability to damages is possible.


July 23 & 24, 2009

Even during smaller earthquakes, contents of your home can be susceptible to damage if not properly secured. By using sound, cost effective mitigation techniques, your losses can be reduced, and in some cases eliminated.

CUSEC and its sponsoring partners are pleased to invite you to a FREE two-hour seminar on the basic principles of earthquake preparedness and non-structural earthquake mitigation for homeowners. 

The seminars are going to be held in Blytheville, Arkansas and Dexter, Missouri on July 23 & 24, 2009, respectively.  Use the links below to register for the seminar closest to you.  Space is limited, so please sign up soon.

Who Should Attend the Seminar?
These seminars are FREE and open to the public and all ages are encouraged to attend.  No prior earthquake knowledge is required. 


What Topics will be Covered at the Seminar?
Earthquake Hazard Overview
Earthquake Preparedness Tips
Do-It-Yourself Mitigation Projects
Question & Answer Session

Seminar Registration & General Information


Arkansas Seminar

Missouri Seminar


July 23, 2009

July 24, 2009


6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m

6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m


Arkansas Northeastern College
Governors Ballroom, Statehouse Hall
2501 South Division St
Blytheville, AR
Co-Sponsored by State Farm Insurance

Dexter Church of Christ
Fellowship Building
1014 North One Mile Road
Dexter, Missouri
Hosted by State Rep. Billy Pat Wright

Online Registration

Click Here to Register for this Seminar

Click Here to Register for this Seminar

Directions to Seminar

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Campus Map

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Seminar Flyer

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For more information:

Brian Blake

Earthquake Program Coordinator

Central United States Earthquake Consortium

(901) 544-3570