National Guard Holding Earthquake Exercises Following Memphis Quake

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FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook Memphis, TN at 7:40am on Monday.  Officials believe that earthquake may have occurred on the New Madrid fault. 

On Monday Nov. 5th, more than 200 National Guardsmen are working on earthquake response excises in Festus, MO.  They are holding exercises to prepare for a large magnitude earthquake on the New Madrid fault zone. The scenario they are preparing for is a large quake that leaves wide-spread infrastructure and public utility damage.

The drills will be held at the Festus National Guard Armory on Highway P in Festus, MO.  They are being held on Monday November 5th from 10am – 2pm.

The exercise is named, “Operation Vigilant Guard”.

More info:  Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake Shakes Memphis