Tag: Earthquakes

Februrary is Earthquake Awareness across the state of Missouri

In the month of February, the state of Missouri hosts an initiative that hopes to bring awareness to residents of the state reading the dangers of earthquakes. According to Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency, the state is home to the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), which generated some of the most powerful earthquakes ever to rock the nation. A series of powerful earthquakes occurred in 1811-12, which collapsed buildings, rung church bells hundreds of miles […]

RELEASE: Missouri Insurance Department reminds Missourians about earthquake insurance during Great Central U.S. “Shakeout” drill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As over 500,000 Missourians get ready to participate in the 2017 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut — a multi-state drill spanning over 13 states — at 10:19 am Thursday, Oct. 19, the Missouri Department of Insurance reminds residents who live in at-risk areas to consider earthquake insurance. “I highly encourage Missourians to add earthquake coverage to the homeowners policy if they live in areas of the state that may be impacted by an earthquake,” director of the Missouri […]