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THE STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IS URGING ILLINOISANS TO PARTICIPATE IN NEXT THURSDAY’S GREAT CENTRAL U-S SHAKEOUT EARTHQUAKE DRILL. 
 
MORE THAN 400 THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE DRILL SO FAR…AND MANY SCHOOLS, COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND BUSINESSES WILL ALSO BE TAKING PART. THEY WILL LEARN TO “DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON” DURING THE EVENT SAYS IEMA SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON.
 
 
AN EARTHQUAKE IS A REAL POSSIBILITY SINCE ILLINOIS IS HOME TO TWO SEISMIC ZONES. IEMA SPOKESPERSON PATTI THOMPSON SAYS IT’S A POPULAR EVENT.
 
ILLINOIS IS HOME TO BOTH THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS AND THE WABASH VALLEY SEISMIC ZONE IN SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS. TO PARTICIPATE…VISIT THE WEBSITE: SHAKEOUT DOT ORG SLASH CENTRAL US.

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