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Earthquake Drill Performed by Thousands in Miss.

JACKSON, Miss.–Remember what you were taught when you were little?

To stop, drop, and roll? Yeah, that won’t help you if an earthquake were to hit and so on Thursday around 200,000 Mississippians participated in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

“It’s not a question of if it’s going to happen again, only when,” said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn.

Scientists have said that there’s up to a 40 percent chance of a large earthquake in the central U.S. over the next 50 years.

“Drop, take cover, and hold,” is what Flynn said you should do if you do realize you’re in an earthquake.

Mississippi sits on the New Madrid fault line that run vertically through the heart of the U.S.


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