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February Is Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri

Missouri experiences earthquakes nearly every day with the frequency larger in the New Madrid Seismic Zone than other areas of the state. February is earthquake awareness month in the central U.S. and Jay Van Der Werff from FEMA wants to remind residents to prepare…

Van Der Werff says checking your insurance policy for earthquake coverage is not a bad idea…

The latest data from the U.S. Geological Survey says that over 300 earthquakes shook southeast Missouri from 2006 through 2016. Van Der Werff explains how authorities would engage should a big one hit…

Some scientists believe there is about a 10 percent chance of a magnitude 7-8 earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in a 50 year time interval. Ready.gov has more information about disaster preparedness.

Full interview with Jay Van Der Werff


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