February 06, 2014

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Earthquake Awareness at Onondaga Cave State Park Feb. 22

“The Earth Moves Under Our Feet,” an event in recognition of Earthquake Awareness Month, will be held at Onondaga Cave State Park on Saturday, Feb. 22. Sponsored by the Missouri Geological Survey and Missouri State Parks, the event will take place in the park’s visitor center between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

The program will feature a presentation on earthquake history, preparedness and effects by a geologist with the Missouri Geological Survey. The program will also include an introduction to State Emergency Management Agency programs related to earthquakes, and a video on earthquakes in the Midwest. The event will conclude with a question and answer session designed to increase participants’ knowledge about these geological events.

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