Get Your Home Ready for Earthquakes - 09/22/2009 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.


September 22, 2009 - 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Caruthersville Public Library
Caruthersville, Missouri

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 seminar will be held in Caruthersville, Missouri on September 22, 2009 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Although not required, we encourage you to register for the seminar by using the links below.

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



September 22, 2009


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


Caruthersville Public Library
707 W 13th St
Caruthersville, MO 63830
Phone: (573) 333-2480
Fax: (573) 333-0552
Hosted by State Rep. Terry Swinger

Online Registration

Click Here to Register for this Seminar

Directions to Seminar

Google Map Directions

Seminar Flyer

Click Here to Download

For more information:

Brian Blake

Earthquake Program Coordinator

Central United States Earthquake Consortium

(901) 544-3570