Program on earthquake awareness set for March 6

Posted: Mar. 4, 2013 11:38 am Updated: Apr. 1, 2013 2:15 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and Hannibal/Marion County Office of Emergency Management are sponsoring an earthquake awareness town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Shirley Bomar Community Center in Hannibal.

The public is invited to come and get information about earthquakes and the possible effects a large earthquake in the Midwest could have on Northeast Missouri. Those attending can see earthquake-related displays and take home information about them.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., there wukk be presentations from experts about the science and safety-related aspects of earthquakes. The public can also ask questions about earthquakes during this program.

Expected to participate are representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, State Emergency Management Agency, State Division of Geology and Land Survey, and Hannibal/Marion County Office of Emergency Management.

For more information, contact Emergency Management Director John Hark at (573) 221-5346 or SEMA Earthquake Program Manager Steve Besemer at (573) 526-9232.