An annual drill to remind people how to react in the event of an earthquake is more than a month away, but some people who live in the New Madrid Seismic Zone have had another recent reminder of why it’s important.
Jeff Briggs with SEMA says the New Madrid fault unleashes, on average, about 200 earthquakes a year. The Great Central U.S. Shakeout drill is designed to prepare you for how to react in the event a major damaging quake.
More than half a million Missourians participated in last year’s drill. More than 330,000 are already signed up for this year’s dry-run, which takes place October 17th. Learn more and sign up at www.shakeout.org.