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State to hold earthquake awareness programs in Cape, New Madrid and St. Louis

Survival Preparadness Alert: Midwest USA

Jan 09, 2007
The threat of a major earthquake in the New Madrid seismic zone will be the focus of public events next month in Cape Girardeau, St. Louis and New Madrid.
SEMA director Ron Reynolds said an earthquake is a serious threat in Missouri. "A major earthquake would have a devastating impact on Missourians and Missouri businesses."
Between 200 and 250 minor earthquakes are detected annually along the New Madrid Fault.

Tue Jan 9, 2:48 AM
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) - A magnitude-6 earthquake rattled southern Kyrgyzstan on Monday night, causing cracks in houses but no casualties, the second quake to shake the Central Asian country in two weeks, authorities said Tuesday.
SUVA, Fiji - A strong earthquake struck deep under the sea floor between Fiji and Tonga on Tuesday, officials said.
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