Fri. Dec 1st, 2023
St. Louis sets the stage today (Thursday) for the fourth annual Missouri Earthquake Summit.
Experts from around the region are gathering to talk about preparedness and recovery in the case of a major event along the New Madrid Fault which is centered in southeast Missouri and, by standards, long overdue for a big one.
The New Madrid is the most active seismic zone in the U.S. east of the Rockies averaging more than 200 small earthquakes each year.
A large quake along the New Madrid is expected to produce shaking and damage that will stretch for hundreds of miles in every direction…including right here in the lake area.