Indiana Geological Survey's simulator prepares Hoosiers for quakes

INDIANA -- Believe it or not, there have been three earthquakes in Indiana this year alone.

That's why one state organization is making sure Hoosiers are prepared.  Tuesday the IGS gave people a chance to experience an earthquake firsthand.

A simulator, nicknamed the “Quake Cottage,” can produce shaking equivalent to an 8.0 quake. 

Although Indiana may never experience a quake that strong, experts think Hoosiers could afford to be more cautious.

"It's a frequent thing that we've had to deal with and we've had higher magnitude earthquakes in the past,” said Walter Gray of the IGS. “There's no reason to believe we won’t have them again in the future."

Tuesday's event kicked off the Indiana Geological Survey's statewide education program. 

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