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Mon February 6, 2012
Annual Event Promotes Disaster Preparedness

The Great Shakeout Returns to Tennessee

More than 250,000 Tennesseans participated in last year's Great Shakeout earthquake drill.
Central U.S. Great Shakeout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — This is Tennessee's annual Earthquake Awareness Week, which includes the second annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut drill.

The drill at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning will mark the 200th anniversary of the largest of the great New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, which created West Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake.

A spokesman for Tennessee Emergency Management says, even this far east, we will feel a big quake’s impact.

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