While it is true that earthquakes generally strike without warning, individuals, communities, and businesses need not wait for an earthquake to begin planning for one. CUSEC has compiled several New Madrid earthquake scenarios that can be used in a variety of planning situations, be it mitigation, risk assessments, response and recovery, business continuity, or other use and where applicable, the scenarios can also support earthquake exercise design/development.
Note: The scenarios presented have been created by a variety of sources. Due to the nature of how scenarios are created, they do not necessarily represent what would happen in a earthquake. Many variables, such as time of day, epicenter of the earthquake, magnitude, soil conditions, etc. will determine what will actually occur during an actual event. Accordingly, these scenarios should only be used for enhancing pre-earthquake planning and training.
This page will be updated with scenarios as they become publicly available.