MAY 31, 2007 - Posted at 11:32 a.m.
BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Scientists and insurance professionals will kick off a two-day "Earthquake Insight Field Trip" of the New Madrid Fault zone this afternoon near Blytheville.
Field trip participants are described as "high-level executive leaders in the insurance, finance and business sectors and key leaders in the public sector who are learning first-hand about earthquake risks in the central U.S." About 48 people are expected to participate.
The field trip is subsidized by the U.S. Geological Survey and is led by a regisitered USGS geologist. About a dozen other geoscientists are also expected for the event.