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Are you in the New Madrid Earthquake Seismic Zone (NMSZ)? Then Join The Central U.S. “ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill Set for April 28 at 10:15am

January 14, 2011

California’s earthquake excitement and preparedness activities are coming to the Mid-West this Spring.  Join the Great Central US ShakeOut earthquake drill set for April 28 at 10:15am!

On October 21, 2010 at 10:21 a.m., more than 7.9 million people practiced Drop, Cover, and Hold On and other aspects of family, school, and organizational emergency plans. The ShakeOut is now spreading to other areas, including British Columbia, Nevada, Oregon, and the Central U.S.!

April 28, 2011 @ 10:15am

More than one million people in an eight-state region are expected to participate in “The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” earthquake drill April 28, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. This is a great opportunity for schools, businesses, government agencies, families and others to register now to participate in the drill, which will highlight “Drop, Cover and Hold” protective actions people should take when an earthquake begins.  Anyone interested in participating in the drill can register at

While you are waiting for the next ShakeOut, check your earthquake skills.  Learn how to “beat the quake” by playing this very cool earthquake preparedness game with your family and friends.

Take the time to learn now how to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON!

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  1. January 14, 2011 05:47

    There is a good book on the New Madrid that is entitled, “The Next New Madrid Earthquake” by William Atkinson. It was published in 1989 though so it may be a bit tough to find. Southern Illinois University could be a good source.

    It would be interesting to see the New Madrid go again. We had a small one a few years back that shook everything, and at 3:00AM it gets your attention.

    Best to all,


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