Missouri Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness: Here's What You Can Do


Three of the largest earthquakes experienced in the continental United States occurred in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in 1811-12. Southeast Missouri continues to experience over 200 measurable minor earthquakes each year. Occasionally, residents can feel some of those minor earthquakes. Because a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake cannot be predicted, it is important to take steps to learn about earthquakes and to protect yourself.

The following preparedness tips can help you survive an earthquake:

What to do before an earthquake:

What to do during an earthquake:

What to do immediately after an earthquake: