earthquake http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Annual Earthquake Drill Shakes Things Up In Missouri, Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/annual-earthquake-drill-shakes-things-missouri-illinois <p>This morning, residents of Missouri, Illinois, and seven other Central U.S. states participated in an earthquake preparedness drill.<br><br>The annual event is known as the <a href="http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/">Great Central U.S. ShakeOut</a>. This year, close to three million people registered to participate.<br> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:51:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9102 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Annual Earthquake Drill Shakes Things Up In Missouri, Illinois Big Quakes Signal Changes Coming To Earth's Crust http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/big-quakes-signal-changes-coming-earths-crust On April 11 of this year, an extraordinary cluster of earthquakes struck off Sumatra. <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc000905e/">The largest shock, magnitude 8.7</a>, produced stronger ground-shaking than any earthquake ever recorded. And it surprised seismologists by triggering more than a dozen moderate earthquakes around the world.<p>The quakes are also a sign of big changes to come in the Earth's crust.<p>But chances are you don't remember the April 11 quake off Sumatra. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:45:48 +0000 Richard Harris 4722 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Big Quakes Signal Changes Coming To Earth's Crust Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-may-22-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis police express concerns with cameras in patrol cars</strong></p><p>Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are seeking ways to avoid driving patrol cars equipped with cameras over concerns that footage from the cameras is being used against them.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 13:20:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3758 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 A second earthquake of the day occurs in southeastern Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-earthquake-day-occurs-southeastern-missouri <p>The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that, in addition to<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-february-21-2012"> the 4.0 magnitude earthquake </a>centered near East Prairie, Mo.&nbsp;early this morning, <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usb00083b6.php">a second, smaller earthquake originated today</a> near the same location in t<a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics.php?topicID=71&amp;topic=New%20Madrid%20Seismic%20Zone">he New Madrid Seismic Zone</a>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:09:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3115 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A second earthquake of the day occurs in southeastern Missouri Central U.S. marks 200th anniversary of New Madrid quakes with earthquake drill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/central-us-marks-200th-anniversary-new-madrid-quakes-earthquake-drill <p><a href="http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/">The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut</a> is an annual event intended to raise awareness about what to do in the event of a major earthquake.</p><p>Steve Besemer of the Missouri Emergency Management Agency says in Missouri and Illinois, more than 900,000 people, most of them students, participated in today&#39;s drill.</p><p>He says if an earthquake hits, there are three simple steps people should follow.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 23:51:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3029 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Central U.S. marks 200th anniversary of New Madrid quakes with earthquake drill 200 years after the New Madrid earthquakes, the legends live on http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/200-years-after-new-madrid-earthquakes-legends-live <p>Friday, Dec. 16, marks the 200<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the first of the New Madrid earthquakes, a series of large tremors centered in northeastern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri.</p><p>The earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 were so big, legend has it, they made the Mississippi River run backwards.</p><p>Seismologist Susan Hough of the <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/">U.S. Geological Survey</a> in Pasadena, Calif., says that&rsquo;s actually true &ndash; at least where the fault crosses underneath the river channel.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2686 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 200 years after the New Madrid earthquakes, the legends live on Morning headlines: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-december-14-2011 <p><strong>Mo. schools and residents to prepare&nbsp;for next big earthquake</strong></p><p>It was nearly 200 years ago that the first in a series of massive earthquakes shook Missouri and much of the&nbsp;nation. Now, several Missouri school districts&nbsp;will take part&nbsp;in a drill to prepare for the next big one.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:33:02 +0000 Julie Bierach, Maria Altman, Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2674 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 At New Madrid fault, shaky guesses on next quake http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-madrid-fault-shaky-guesses-next-quake The magnitude-5.8 earthquake that rattled the eastern U.S. on Tuesday took everyone — even geologists — by surprise. But even when there are reasons to think an earthquake could be around the corner, scientists still can't make good predictions.<p>It has now been 200 years since the last major earthquakes rocked the New Madrid Seismic Zone — a fault system that runs down the central U.S. through parts of Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:37:00 +0000 1951 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org At New Madrid fault, shaky guesses on next quake Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-7-2011 <p><strong>Small Earthquake Felt in St. Louis</strong></p><p>A light earthquake shook parts of Missouri and souther Illinois early this morning. <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usc00041ic.php">The United States Geological Service </a>says the 4.2 magnitude earthquake was centered about 14 miles east of Sullivan in Franklin County. Sullivan is about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis.</p><p>The earthquake, which was 3.2 miles deep hit about 3:10 a.m. The USGS says the temblor was felt as far west as Columbia, Mo., and as far east as Carbondale, Ill.</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:28:04 +0000 Julie Bierach & KXCV 1376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Missouri participates in national earthquake drill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-participates-national-earthquake-drill <p>The <a href="http://www.fema.gov/">Federal Emergency Management Agency</a> is holding <a href="http://www.fema.gov/media/fact_sheets/nle2011_fs.shtm">drills across six states</a> this week to see how prepared they are for a major earthquake along the <a href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3071/">New Madrid fault</a>.</p><p>FEMA is teaming up with the military, as well as local hospitals, shelters and morgues for the simulation.</p><p><a href="http://www.fema.gov/about/bios/bfreeman.shtm">Beth Freeman</a> is the FEMA regional administrator for Missouri and several neighboring states.</p> Thu, 19 May 2011 22:28:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1275 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri participates in national earthquake drill