Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Residents participate in Central U.S. earthquake drill

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Thursday morning, millions of people in the Central United States will participate in the second annual "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill".

The drill will focus on the drop, cover and hold-on actions.

The drill comes on the 201st anniversary of an earthquake along the New Madrid Fault Line in Missouri that could be felt as far away as the east coast.

Last year more than 3 million people from 11 different states participated in the drill.

To register or the drill go to:

Those who register online for the drill will receive additional information about earthquake preparedness.

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