Earthquake http://wkms.org en Murray to Conduct Earthquake Scenario to Test Emergency Readiness Tomorrow http://wkms.org/post/murray-conduct-earthquake-scenario-test-emergency-readiness-tomorrow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray is undergoing city-wide disaster drills&nbsp;tomorrow&nbsp;to examine how local agencies respond to a significant earthquake event.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Kentucky lies just east of the New Madrid Seismic Zone which has produced over 4,000 recorded earthquakes. The fault is speculated to produce another large event sometime in the future.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:08:08 +0000 Rob Canning 41330 at http://wkms.org Murray to Conduct Earthquake Scenario to Test Emergency Readiness Tomorrow Calloway Co. Emergency Director on Preparedness Planning http://wkms.org/post/calloway-co-emergency-director-preparedness-planning <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Calloway County Emergency Director Bill Call on preparedness planning, including how they prepare for earthquakes and what that involves on a county-wide or region-wide scale. The crux of the September Preparedness Month is to "Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Get involved." They talk about how to check your emergency food supplies and more. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/features/beready/">See more information at cdc.gov</a>.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:11:57 +0000 Kate Lochte 34726 at http://wkms.org Calloway Co. Emergency Director on Preparedness Planning USGS Improving Understanding of New Madrid Fault Line http://wkms.org/post/usgs-improving-understanding-new-madrid-fault-line <p>USGS Scientists Bill Ellsworth and Oliver Boyd join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to speak about regional work involving earthquakes and the New Madrid Fault Line. Ellsworth’s research says injection-induced earthquakes are more prevalent than fracking induced earthquakes. Boyd explains the Missouri Bootheel aeromagnetic survey going on now, tracking seismic activity on certain areas of the fault and furthering research to learn about the faults and to better predict future earthquakes.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:11:38 +0000 Kate Lochte 33191 at http://wkms.org USGS Improving Understanding of New Madrid Fault Line New Madrid Airborne Survey http://wkms.org/post/new-madrid-airborne-survey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The U.S. Geological Survey is conducting low-level flights across sections of the New Madrid earthquake seismic zone. The USGS will begin conducting the flights&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1341591833" tabindex="0">tomorrow</span>&nbsp;over a 1,400-square-mile area across southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:58:04 +0000 Drew Adams & The Associated Press 32902 at http://wkms.org New Madrid Airborne Survey 'Great Shake Out' Drill Prepares Students for Earthquake http://wkms.org/post/great-shake-out-drill-prepares-students-earthquake <p></p><p>It’s been more than 200 years since a major earthquake rocked portions of the Midwest including western Kentucky. David Davis, with Kentucky Emergency Management, says there were actually a series of quakes in 1811 and 1812.</p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:24:04 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 27640 at http://wkms.org 'Great Shake Out' Drill Prepares Students for Earthquake The Morning Cram [don't ask don't tell edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-dont-ask-dont-tell-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR:</strong> Members of Congress are asking why the FBI and Justice Department didn't tell them earlier about an investigation into <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/11/13/164991736/the-fbis-role-in-the-petraeus-investigation">CIA Director David Petraeus</a>. But the legal authority for reporting such sensitive information to lawmakers is murky. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:56:01 +0000 Shelly Baskin 24446 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [don't ask don't tell edition] Geologists Say Earthquake not Cause by Fracking http://wkms.org/post/geologists-say-earthquake-not-cause-fracking <p></p><p>Geologists say the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky over the weekend was not induced by the region's underground mining activity. The epicenter was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, in the heart of Kentucky's coal country, where underground mining and surface blasting are common. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:24:20 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24443 at http://wkms.org Geologists Say Earthquake not Cause by Fracking Earthquake Shakes East Kentucky Over Weekend http://wkms.org/post/earthquake-shakes-east-kentucky-over-weekend <p></p><p>The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake centered in Kentucky also hit at least eight other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, near the Virginia line. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:14:26 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24395 at http://wkms.org Earthquake Shakes East Kentucky Over Weekend Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-agencies-hold-statewide-earthquake-drill <p>State and local emergency officials in Tennessee are holding a drill this week to test their response to a catastrophic earthquake. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:50:19 +0000 AP 19008 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill Earthquake Resolution Passed http://wkms.org/post/earthquake-resolution-passed <p><span class="article-content" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; border-top-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-right-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-left-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-image: initial; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; "><span style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:06:17 +0000 Casey Northcutt 17004 at http://wkms.org Earthquake Resolution Passed