16. 2021 Great Central United States Shakeout

Registration is now open for the 2021 Great Central United States Shakeout. This annual event prepares those in and around the New Madrid Fault Zone for a possible major earthquake and aftershocks. In 1811 and 1812 major quakes around New Madrid, Missouri damaged homes hundreds of miles east in central Ohio.

In addition to that fault zone, smaller quakes on several overlapping faults near Anna and St. Marys, Ohio caused damage there in 1937 and 1986 respectively.

The shakeout prepares individual and group participants to respond to and recover from damaging earthquakes. While the scheduled event is on October 21, 2021 registered participants may conduct their earthquake drill at any convenient date and time.

For further information go to www.shakeout.org After the exercise certificates of participation will be available there as well.