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Earthquake Drill Is Thursday In 8 States

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee and Kentucky are taking part in an eight-state earthquake drill and said participants should "drop, cover and hold on" at 10:15 a.m. CST Thursday.

The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium organizes the annual "ShakeOut," allowing individuals, schools, organizations and governments a chance to practice taking cover. Other states taking part are Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, and Missouri.

The event falls on the 201st anniversary of the New Madrid, Mo., earthquakes, the last of which occurred on Feb. 7, 1812.

The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management said more than 2.7 million people have registered for this year's drill, including more than a half-million from Kentucky.

To register, visit http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/register/.

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