FEMA to hold Great Shakeout earthquake drills Thursday

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Researchers across the state are getting ready for the big one. The Great Shakeout will be held Thursday.

Fox59 got a special inside look at a facility at Purdue that studies earthquakes.

The 66,000 square foot building is specially designed to accommodate research on buildings, tunnels, water and sewage treatment systems.

FEMA will conduct earthquake drills around the state.

So what should you do during an earthquake?

  • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
  • HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

Earthquakes are a concern in Indiana. A little more than 200 years ago, a devastating quake in New Madrid rocked the South and Midwest.

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