Public Awareness - Media Coverage
WAND TV article and video about the earthquake on April 18, 2008.
Amr S. Elnashai (pronounced Ah-MURR El-NOSH-eye) is the director of the Mid-America Earthquake Center at the University of Illinois. The Bill and Elaine Hall Professor of Civil Engineering, he has reported on most of the damaging earthquakes around the world since the mid-1980s. .....
The Weather Channel airs a thirty minute episode of their series "It Could Happen Tomorrow" about a major earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Featured guests include Amr Elnashai and Jerry Hajjar of the MAE Center, Gary Patterson of CERI, and Jim Wilkinson of CUSEC. The original showed aired on the Weather Channel on March 12th, 2006.
WILL Radio News - July 19, 2006 - Report on the new research undertaken by the MAE Center with funding from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to conduct a regional loss assessment for a New Madrid or Wabash Valley seismic event in Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
WDWS Radio News - July 19, 2006 - Report on the new research undertaken by the MAE Center with funding from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to conduct a regional loss assessment for a New Madrid or Wabash Valley seismic event in Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
“"Our region is ill-prepared for the 'big one'" - November 19, 2005 - The St. Loius Post Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri
“"Folks sure we're safe from nature's fury are on shaky ground" - September 1, 2005 - Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Illinois
WICD TV News – July 30, 2003 – Report on the NEES On-Line Simulation Test in Newmark Lab – Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
“Georgians are shaken, but not stirred by earthquake” – April 30, 2003 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia
WICD TV News – November 7, 2002 – Report on the Alaska Earthquake and the effects in Mid-America – interviewed, Associate Director of MAE Center.
“Experts worry talk of earthquake danger will fade quickly” – June 23, 2002 - The Knoxville News-Sentinel - Knoxville, Tennessee
WICA TV News – June 18, 2002 – Report on Evansville, Indiana Earthquake – interviewed, Deputy Director of MAE Center
WAND TV News – June 18, 2002 – Report on Evansville, Indiana Earthquake – interviewed, Deputy Director of MAE Center
“UI Center shaking things up – Quake research leader selected for advisory panel” – February 14, 2002 - The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
WICD TV News – November 8, 2001 – Report on the Center’s Multi-Hazards Colloquium entitled, “World Trade Center Disaster: Examining Structural and Geotechnical Damages and Perturbation to Our Local Community.”
Similarities Are Noted in New Madrid Fault, One That Produced Quake in India in January
Their Temblors Can Occur in Hundreds, Not Thousands, of Years, Seismologists Say, March 13, 2001 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
An Earthquake Near Seattle on Wednesday Renewed Concerns About the Threat of a Powerful Tremor Along the New Madrid Fault Line in Southeastern Missouri and Has St. Louisans Asking…Are We Ready? March 3, 2001 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jim Beavers (MAE Center) & Jack Hayes (CERL) headline a Tom Brokaw NBC News Segment by Jim Avila - "A Wild Ride", March 1, 2001 – NBC Nightly News
For Earthquake Here, Think India – Not Seattle! Death, damage would be far worse in this area from a 6.8 quake, experts say, March 1, 2001 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Simulated Building in Quake Scenario" - March 10, 2000 - The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
It’s Our Fault - New Madrid That Is; It’ll be Focus of Earthquake Center, October 8, 1997 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"UI Lands Midwest Quake Center" - October 07, 1997 - The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Will We Be Ready for the Next Big Quake? January 25, 1997 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch