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February is Earthquake Awareness Month for the Central United States.

Indiana is near two major seismic zones, and, as recent as 2017, earthquake activity has been recorded in the area. Scientists expect incidents similar to the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes will impact Indiana again. These natural disasters cannot be prevented, so preparedness is vital.

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Additional Resources

Earthquake Safety Tips PDF
Be Prepared for an Earthquake (FEMA)
Central U.S. Earthquake Guide (Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium)
Earthquakes (Ready.gov)
Earthquake Hazards (U.S. Geological Survey)
Earthquake Safety (American Red Cross)
Indiana Earthquakes (Indiana Geological & Water Survey)