New Madrid Fault: Feb. 7 is “ShakeOut” Earthquake Practice Drill

Info on earthquake preparedness day of practice, Thursday.

“You are invited to join millions of people who will Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15.a.m. on February 7, 2013* in the 2013 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!

Louisiana – GOHSEP’s “Get a Game Plan” disaster preparedness page.

UPDATE, Feb. 7

Yes Great Shakes – Drill helps Midwest prepare for earthquakes

“Earthquakes in Illinois could be triggered by movement in either of two nearby fault systems. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is a 150-mile-long fault spanning five states: northeastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, western Kentucky, southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.

A second area, the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, is located in southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.

Both zones have produced powerful quakes in a magnitude of 7.1 or higher, and both areas remain active.


5 thoughts on “New Madrid Fault: Feb. 7 is “ShakeOut” Earthquake Practice Drill

  1. Incoming
    Sunspot AR1667 erupted this morning (Feb. 6th @ 00:21 UT), producing a double-peaked C9-class solar flare that lasted more than ten hours from beginning to end. The slowly-unfolding explosion also hurled two CMEs into space. The clouds are not heading directly for Earth, but they could deliver glancing blows to our planet’s magnetic field on Feb. 9-10.
    And more on COMET LEMMON and Asteroid 2012 DA14 for Feb. 15 2013.

    • Yes, they will give galancing blows, and it is glorious. Without these infusions and intrusions, earth would not have a magnetosphere, and would shrink unto oblivion, so, all I can say, is ‘Gimme More!’

  2. Earthquake Location
    Magnitude 7.1 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
    Friday, February 08, 2013 at 11:12:12 UTC
    Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) that shallow for a quake.

    What it look like now.
    A lot of those recorder are not showing it in Louisiana.
    Look at UTC time that on the right hand side it take time to get there.
    HALT HHZ NM 00 : Halls, TN

    There not many in the US showing up that 7.0 quake.

    • yeah, I just checked the helicorder … way over 100 9.9 and 10 km deep aftershock/quakes at Solomons

      Have this quake on FC … the parent blog here

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