Earthquake Hazards Mapping Funded

Robert Bauer and Joe Gillman (from Missouri Geological Survey and Chairman of the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium) were notified by the U.S. Geological Survey of funding approval for the multi-year proposal: CUSEC State Geologists Earthquake Hazard Mapping, Preparedness and Outreach Associated with Central U.S. Seismicity. This proposal will assist the eight state geological surveys in providing outreach materials, preparing response plans, and participating in the national level exercise in May of 2011 which is a response to a catastrophic New Madrid earthquake event.