Missouri's Earthquake Awareness will be Feb. 1-11 with public events in New Madrid, Cape Girardeau and St. Louis.
"A major earthquake would have a devastating impact on Missourians and Missouri businesses," said State Emergency Management Agency Director Ron M. Reynolds. "I urge Missourians to take the Earthquake Awareness activities seriously and take earthquake safety measures to protect themselves, their homes, and businesses."
"Citizens who understand the earthquake, flooding and tornado hazards and actively take measures to protect their families and property now have a better chance of being survivors not disaster victims," he added.
The 2007 Earthquake Awareness Activities include:
* Feb. 1: A Missouri Seismic Commission Meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at St. Louis University in St. Louis. At 3 p.m., the MSSC will judge the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Collegiate EQ Engineering Poster Contest.
* Feb. 2: "Earthquakes Mean Business" will be the topic for a free seminar at 8:30 a.m. and workshops at 1:30 p.m. at the AT&T Data Center Auditorium in St. Louis. Advance registration, which can be made by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, is required for security reasons.
* Feb. 3: The St. Louis Science Center will be having hands-on exhibits, speakers and maps and displays for children and their parents from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. EERI collegiate engineering research contest winners will also be announced.
* Feb. 5: St. Louis Mapping Project Annual Meeting in St. Louis.
* Feb. 6: The Non-Structural Hazard Mitigation Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau.
* Feb. 8: A New Madrid Earthquake Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at New Madrid County Central High School. Missouri State Sen. Rob Mayer, a Missouri Seismic Safety Commission member, will host the meeting.
* Feb. 10-11: SEMA and the Department of Natural Resources Earthquake 101 for Teachers will be held. The course includes both classroom instruction and field trips in the New Madrid area. Advance registration is required.