News Release 014

Earthquake Awareness Month celebrated Feb. 18 at Onondaga Cave State Park

Volume 39-014 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

"The Earth Moves Under Our Feet," an event in recognition of Earthquake Awareness Month, will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg. The free event, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon, is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geology and Land Survey and Missouri State Parks.

The park's visitor center will feature displays relating to earthquakes for visitors to explore. At 10:30 a.m., Edie Starbuck, a department geologist, will present a program on earthquake basics, history, earthquake preparedness and the effects earthquakes have had, and will have, on the land and human population. This program will include an introduction to the State Emergency Management Agency programs related to earthquakes. After the program, a video about earthquakes in the Midwest will be shown. There will be time for questions and answers.

For more information about earthquakes in Missouri, visit the department's Geology and Land Survey Division's website at dnr.mo.gov/geology/geosrv/geores/GeoHazhp.htm.

Onondaga Cave State Park is located seven miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off of Interstate 44 on Highway H. For more information about the event, contact the park at 573-245-6576. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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