Earthquake drill held Thursday in 8 states
'Great Shake Out' gets people prepared
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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is taking part in an eight-state earthquake drill and says participants should "drop, cover and hold on" at 11:15 a.m. EST Thursday.
The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium organizes the annual "ShakeOut," allowing individuals, schools, organizations and governments a chance to practice taking cover. Other states taking part are Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
The event falls on the 201st anniversary of the New Madrid, Mo., earthquakes, the last of which occurred on Feb. 7, 1812.
For more information about drills and locations, click http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/
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