CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 03, 1984
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(Studio) Federal government recalled recently awarding grants to several states to prepare for major earthquake; California said not among recipients.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(New Madrid, Missouri) Geologists' warning of serious quake potential along New Madrid fault examined. [Saint Louis Univ. spokesperson Otto NUTTLI - notes major cities vulnerable to New Madrid earthquake.] Major earthquake in region recalled, described. [NUTTLI - describes potential earthquake.] Faultline region and quake impact area illustrated on map. [Illinois disaster agency spokesperson Eric JONES - considers magnitude of potential horrifying.] [New Madrid "Weekly Record" spokesperson L.H. RECKER - is fatalistic.] [Mayor-elect Dick PHILLIPS - agrees.] Lack of earthquake resistant construction in area considered.
REPORTER: Karen Stone
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