Missouri Earthquake Summit Thursday in St. Louis

(St. Louis) Specialists from all over the country will be in St. Louis Thursday for the 4th Annual Missouri Earthquake Summit.

They will specifically be discussing the New Madrid Seismic Zone, located in southeast Missouri.

Regional Radio spoke to Jeff Briggs, he’s the State Emergency Management Agency earthquake director.

Briggs tells us about the different challenges those would face if a large earthquake struck again in southeast Missouri.

The last time the New Madrid Seismic Zone brought forth large earthquakes was in 1811 and 12.

Those were some of the strongest earthquakes ever felt in North America.

The Missouri Earthquake Summit is not open to the pubic…it’s only for earthquake experts.

The summit will be held all day Thursday at the St. Louis Science Center.