Division of Geology and Land Survey
Photo circa 1970s. Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Register now and participate May 30, 2013 in the "Get Your Home Ready for Earthquakes" Webinar!
The Central U.S. is in Earthquake Country
To participate: RSVP by May 24, 2013 by emailing email@example.com. After you RSVP, you will be sent login instructions to join the webinar on May 30. Space is limited, so RSVP today!!!
There is no earthquake season. Earthquakes can cause damage at any time of the year. Earthquakes strike with little – if any warning, and can also occur in areas not considered to be in seismically active. This was seen with the widely-felt magnitude 5.6 earthquake quake near Shawnee Oklahoma November 6, 2011 and the magnitude 5.8 quake in Mineral, Virginia August 23, 2011.
May 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. (CDT), you can join experts from the Central United States Earthquake Consortium, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to learn how to protect your family and home from the impacts of earthquakes.
During this brief 45 minute webinar, you will learn more about:
- How to stay safe during an earthquake
- How to minimize earthquake related damages in your home
- Ways to protect your business from earthquakes and other disasters
- Common earthquake insurance questions
- How to find free earthquake safety resources and more…
Celebrating 160 years of service to Missourians
One hundred sixty years is not a very long time when speaking in geologic terms. However, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Geological Survey is observing this noteworthy milestone this year. Since 1853, the Missouri Geological Survey has provided reliable scientific information to describe and understand Missouri's wealth of natural resources.
Plan to visit our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology this year to learn about the geology of Missouri and about contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri. Read more.
Earth Science Week is October 13-19, 2013
Make plans to participate and be sure to visit us during the week. “Mapping Our World,” the theme of Earth Science Week 2013, will boost awareness about the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences. We also will recognize National Fossil Day Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Geologic Map Day Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 with special activities and exhibits in our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology. There are a number of national Art and Photo Contests in which you can nominate our National Fossil and competitions for Earth Science Week. Learn more.
Sinkholes are depressed or collapsed areas formed by dissolution of carbonate bedrock or collapse of underlying caves. They range in size from several square yards to hundreds of acres and may be very shallow or hundreds of feet deep. Sinkholes are part of what is called “karst” topography, which also includes caves, spring and losing streams. We provide assistance to the citizens of Missouri by evaluating the causes and impacts of sinkhole formation and collapse. Geologists perform geologic and hydrologic evaluation to determine if collapse is attributed to a natural karst feature or is associated with the failure of a man-made feature. Learn more.
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- Our geologic maps and USGS topographic maps look great framed and they make great gifts
- Learn about careers in geology – watch this short, informative video
- USGS Director Marcia McNutt recognizes importance of State Geological Surveys
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