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Earthquake drill is Thursday in 8 states

Associated Press • Feb 7, 2013 at 7:32 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky 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, Indiana, 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.

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