July 15th, 2019 – After recent earthquakes struck in California, residents in Illinois are being reminded that the same kind of seismic activity could happen here. Executive Director of the Central United States Earthquake Consortium feels that many in the State don’t know the risks. “We’ve got to bring that awareness that it is a real threat here,” Wilkinson said. “Thankfully the frequency of the large ones is not as great as we see in other parts of the country. But the day is coming.” Illinois is adjacent to two active seismic zones, the New Madrid Zone and the Wabash Valley zone. The last significant earthquake happened back in 2008 and was felt in most of the state. You can go to ready-dot-illinois-dot-gov to learn more about what preparations could be helpful.