These events are open to all citizens and usually include general information pertaining to earthquake hazards, preparedness, mitigation, or education.
Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 9:00 am
The seventh annual Earthquake Insight Field Trip is planned for November 2-4, 2011. This event is hosted by the US Geological Survey and is for leaders and decision-makers in the private sector, infrastructure management, and government.
The field-trip route will include earthquake-related sites in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. Stops will be made that show field evidence of the region’s geologic history; at a few historic structures damaged in the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes; and at structures damaged in the 2008 Mt. Carmel, Ill., earthquake. The group will also see engineered solutions that minimize earthquake risk to certain structures as well as current earthquake research in progress. There will also be discussion of several industries that have concentrated exposure to earthquake risk in the central US.