Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 4:51 pm
This morning, residents of Missouri, Illinois, and seven other Central U.S. states participated in an earthquake preparedness drill.
The annual event is known as the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. This year, close to three million people registered to participate.
The two-hundredth anniversary of the New Madrid earthquake was recently. The Great Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium is not waiting around for it to happen again. The group is helping set up region-wide readiness programs.