WIN A RASPBERRY SHAKE SEISMOGRAPH FOR YOUR SCHOOL

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) asks Indiana schools to Get ShakIN’ on earthquake preparedness by competing for their very own seismograph for their classes.

The initiative is designed to help school-aged children learn more about earthquake preparedness as well as the potential risk for Hoosiers that an earthquake will occur in Indiana. The state rests between two major seismic zones, and experts predict a significant earthquake like the one in 1909 in the Wabash River Valley could occur again.

“Earthquakes should be a very real concern for Hoosiers, as was proven earlier this year,” said Mary Moran, Indiana’s director of emergency management. “We want people to not only understand the risks, but also to protect themselves and their loved ones should something stronger occur.”

Indiana’s last noted earthquake occurred on June 17, 2021, and was centered in Bloomingdale, Ind.