UC Professor Kilinc says Cincinnati would experience even more devastation than Japan due to the hilly terrain. Rain has saturated the ground and caused flooding in the area. If the New Madrid fault were to shift, the wet soil would create huge mudslides. The hilly terrain and tall office buildings makes matters worse. Professor Kilinc is advocating an earthquake drill in May. Tri-State residents should take heed. Unlike other natural disasters, earthquakes strike without warning. Experts have been predicting a major earthquake in the New Madrid fault. The potential may increase with the news of the moon coming closer to the earth than it has in the last 18 years. The additional gravitational pull could be just enough to create a tectonic shift.
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