CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) - Some North Montgomery High School students are learning what it is like to experience an earthquake. The Indiana Geological Society and Department of Homeland security are traveling the state to prepare teens.
More than 400 students sat through a short lesson on seismic activity in Indiana and what areas are vulnerable to damage. Afterwards, they got a chance to test the "Quake Cottage", a machine that simulates an earthquake.
Science teacher Todd Millar said it is all about preparation.
"I want them to understand that we do live in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone and that a chance of an earthquake is real. We do expect one to happen. We don't know when, but we want to be prepared in case it does," said Millar.
Students experienced conditions that measure 7.0 on the Richter scale.
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