Eight states participate in 'ShakeOut' earthquake drill

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Kids in the Ritenour School District participated in the "ShakeOut" earthquake drill February 7, 2013.

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - More than one million people in Missouri, Illinois, and six other states will take part in a massive, coordinated earthquake drill.

It was exactly 201 years ago that one-third of the country was devastated by the great New Madrid Earthquake.

Missouri and Illinois were among the hardest hit states, but damage was reported as far away as New York.

Everyone who lives in the New Madrid seismic zone was urged to take part in the drill and to come up with a plan for your family in the event of a real earthquake.


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