The state is taking precautions to make sure people are ready in case of an earthquake. The annual “ShakeOut” state-wide quake drill will take place October 19th at 10:19 a.m. Jeff Briggs is SEMA’s Earthquake Program Manager. He says many people may not be aware of the New Madrid Siesmic Zone that affects the state.
Most of the quake activity takes place in the southeast portion of the state, but historically large quakes have happened before…and Briggs said it’s inevitable that another will eventually hit.
Last year over half a million people including over 400,000 students participated in the drill. To register for this year’s practice run, go to shakeout.org/centralus for more information.