There hasn’t been a major earthquake at the New Madrid fault line for over a 100 years and the 3.5 magnitude earthquake on the New Madrid fault line last week received little media attention. Which isn’t surprising since there wasn’t any damage. But did you know this quake follows a large scale military exercise that simulated a major earthquake along this fault that runs through the middle of our Country? The following is being reported on Before Its News:
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) along with representatives from other state agencies, National Guard Bureau, U.S. Northern Command, and the Polish Armed Forces participated in the exercise, providing incident management and emergency management teams, agency technical experts and military personnel to support the military’s training scenario.
“We gained a tremendous amount of insight by having IEMA, other civilian agencies, National Guard Bureau, U.S. NORTHCOM and Poland participate in this event,” said Col. Rick G. Yoder, commander of the joint task force. “It’s critical to strengthen partnerships with local, state, and federal partners before a disaster happens.”
The exercise simulated a 7.2 magnitude earthquake centered on the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The event took place at the 183rd Fighter Wing and the Joint Forces Headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.
Many experts believe that a cataclysmic natural disaster is imminent for the United States and this potential disaster is being linked to events in the Middle East. Watch this video for more info.