earthquakes

United States Geological Survey

The United States Geological Survey, or USGS, is taking to the sky this week with a low-flying airplane that will map the subsurface of the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The plane will collect aeromagnetic data in Missouri’s Bootheel and small slivers of northeastern Arkansas and northwest Tennessee.

Newscast for Monday, July 16, 2012

Jul 16, 2012
Matt Evans / KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's re-election war chest grows
  • Teachers visit New Madrid to learn about famous quakes
  • Fire damages Worley Street Head Start
  • MU announces "re-imagined" University of Missouri Press

Teachers visit New Madrid to learn about famous quakes

Jul 16, 2012
Jimmy Emerson / Flickr

Twenty science teachers from six different states visited New Madrid, Missouri today to learn more about that town's claim to fame: earthquakes.

Dave Schumaker / Flickr

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.