Alabama Emergency Management Director Art Faulkner is the new chairman of the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium.
Faulkner says the consortium focuses on reducing deaths, injuries, property damage and economic loss from earthquakes in the central United States. He says Alabama had at least three earthquakes last year with a magnitude of 3.0 or higher.
Faulkner has served as a board member of the consortium since 2011. His term as chairman is for two years.
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