Great Central U.S. Shakeout Held in California

The youngsters at Kid's World Child Development Center, California, participate in the emergency earthquake drill, called the Great Central U.S. Shakeout. The scheduled drill occurred at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, April 28. The New Madrid Earthquakes hit in 1811-12.

The youngsters at Kid's World Child Development Center, California, participate in the emergency earthquake drill, called the Great Central U.S. Shakeout. The scheduled drill occurred at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, April 28. The New Madrid Earthquakes hit in 1811-12. Photo by David Wilson.

The youngsters at Kid's World Child Development Center, California, was only one small part of the three million people in 11 states expected to participate in a series of emergency earthquake drills. Called the Great Central U.S. Shakeout, the drills are to help prepare for another large earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

The local drill, during which daycare children got under tables and held on, was held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, April 28.

For more of this story check out the May 4 issue of the California Democrat.

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