Nearly 3 million people across the central United states were expected to participate in today’s “Great Shake Out” earthquake drill.
Millions more across the country had signed up for the exercise, which was timed for 10:20 a.m. Thursday.
People were encouraged to “Drop, cover, hold on” by getting under a table or desk, covering their head and neck and holding on.
The drill was promoted by several entities, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The New Madrid fault in southeast Missouri is the most active earthquake zone in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.