Presentation Given on Midwest Earthquakes
Robert Bauer made a presentation, "Earthquakes and Their Effects in Central US," to an audience of 90 people at the Illinois Emergency Management Association Earthquake Summit held at the John Logan College on January 12, 2010. The summit presented background information on the effects and various earthquake response plans of Illinois agencies. Part of this information was a result of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's New Madrid Catastrophic Planning Initiative, which detailed results by county of the impact of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake on the New Madrid faults. The initiative is in preparation for counties to participate in the National Level Exercise in 2011 simulating the response to such a large earthquake on the New Madrid faults.