Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the annual Great ShakeOut. This year the event will be held on October 16th at 10:16am.
Please visit www.shakeout.org to register yourself or your organization!
We don’t know when the next damaging earthquake will strike, but we can act now and get prepared!
An earthquake was detected by seismograph near Fairfield Bay at 01:23am. If you felt it log onto http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/ and report what you felt.
2.0 magnitude Earthquake was detected yesterday at 06:59 5 miles SSW from Fairfield Bay. Did you feel it? If so log onto the USGS website and report what you felt!
United States Geological Survey (USGS) updated their Earthquake Hazard Maps this week showing that 42 out of 50 states are at risk of an earthquake. Of those 42 states 16 are considered “high risk”. Arkansas is considered to be part of the “high risk” group.
Today also proved to be an important day for AR GEAC as we identified 4 areas of focus to move Arkansas’ program forward. These groups were identified as education, mitigation/engineering, safety and response. If you have questions or concerns which you would like discussed with any of these groups, please contact the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
For a complete list of FEMA’s National Earthquake Hazard Reduction publications and products, please visit www.fema.gov/earthquake-publications
FEMA National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program’s Seven Design and Construction Features Important to Seismic Performance Animation emphasizes the importance of proper construction for seismic performance. The six minute animation video provides state, local and tribal governments, emergency managers, building inspectors, as well as home and business owners, an overview of the importance of understanding seismic risk. Also taught in the animation video is the need for the adoption and implementation of building codes with appropriate seismic design and construction standards.