Earthquake

Government
3:08 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Murray to Conduct Earthquake Scenario to Test Emergency Readiness Tomorrow

Murray is undergoing city-wide disaster drills tomorrow to examine how local agencies respond to a significant earthquake event.

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. 

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Environment
4:11 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Calloway Co. Emergency Director on Preparedness Planning

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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. See more information at cdc.gov.

Environment
3:11 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

USGS Improving Understanding of New Madrid Fault Line

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Conversation with Bill Ellsworth
Conversation with Oliver Boyd

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.

Science
11:58 am
Tue July 9, 2013

New Madrid Airborne Survey

New Madrid Seismic Zone
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  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 tomorrow over a 1,400-square-mile area across southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.

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Environment
7:24 am
Tue February 5, 2013

'Great Shake Out' Drill Prepares Students for Earthquake

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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.

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Morning Cram
8:56 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Morning Cram [don't ask don't tell edition]

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From NPR: Members of Congress are asking why the FBI and Justice Department didn't tell them earlier about an investigation into CIA Director David Petraeus. But the legal authority for reporting such sensitive information to lawmakers is murky.

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Environment
8:24 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Geologists Say Earthquake not Cause by Fracking

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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.

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Science
8:14 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Earthquake Shakes East Kentucky Over Weekend

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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.

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Disaster
7:50 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill

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State and local emergency officials in Tennessee are holding a drill this week to test their response to a catastrophic earthquake.

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Safety
10:06 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Earthquake Resolution Passed

The Paducah City Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday supporting the reevaluation of western Kentucky's status on the National Seismic Hazard Map. The map currently rates the area's propensity for earthquakes as high as Los Angeles or San Francisco. However, Zhenming Wang and James Cobb of the University of Kentucky have been reviewing the methodology used to create the map. Their new methods could lower western Kentucky's seismic risk.

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