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THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SAYS THE EARTHQUAKE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI SERVES AS A GOOD REMINDER THAT EARTHQUAKES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MIDWEST.

THE THREE POINT SIX MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE BEGAN AROUND 11 P-M WEDNESDAY NIGHT BY STEELE, MISSOURI…WHICH IS NEAR ONE OF THE CENTRAL U-S’S TWO SEISMIC ZONES.

THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THERE IS AN EARTHQUAKE RISK IN ILLINOIS SAYS IEMA SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON.

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THAT INCLUDES DROPPING TO THE FLOOR…TAKING COVER UNDER STURDY FURNITURE AND HOLDING ON TO THAT DESK OR TABLE UNTIL THE GROUND STOPS SHAKING.

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