The Marshall County EMA Director Jack Garner wants to make citiznes aware of the 2023 “Great Central U.S. Shakeout” drill to practice earthquake safety will take place on Thursday, October 19, at 10:19 a.m.

Millions of Americans will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, and at home. You, your family, and your organization can all join the 2.4 million registered participants in the central United States.

When the time comes, take a minute to DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! Take refuge under a desk, table, or other available structure, and hold on tight. This simple procedure can prevent injury and death from falling debris.

While earthquakes are not a common occurrence in Marshall County, a major earthquake along the nearby New Madrid Fault could cause extensive damage all the way into northern Indiana. Minor to moderate earthquakes with epicenters located in Indiana are also possible. It’s important to prepare for even this rare scenario.

For more information on the Great Central U.S. Shakeout, visit