Feb. is earthquake awareness month in MO - KMOV.com

Feb. is earthquake awareness month in MO

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- February is earthquake awareness month in Missouri.
   The state Department of Natural Resources said in a release Thursday that the New Madrid fault in southeast Missouri registers small earthquakes daily. And nearly 200 years ago, three earthquakes occurred there at magnitude 7.0 or greater.
   The department says to raise awareness, geologists are partnering with federal and other agencies and organizations in February to teach people about earthquake risks and preparedness in Missouri.
   One event is scheduled for Feb. 11 in St. Louis and will include Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, who will take part in a seminar focused on disaster preparedness and business continuity planning.
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