Marking the New Madrid earthquake’s 200th anniversary, officials are planning two big preparedness exercises. On Sept. 30, James M. Wilkinson, executive director of the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, Memphis, told a Senate hearing his group will hold the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on April 28. Then, in May, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will simulate and study a quake in the New Madrid zone.
Earthquakes: Major U.S. Preparedness Drills Set for 2011
October 6, 2010