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Exhibit takes visitors inside natural disasters

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The moment you step into the Indiana State Museum’s new exhibit, you’re greeted by the sounds of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. “The Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters” exhibit uses interactive experiences to let visitors explore nature’s destructive forces. In one area, visitors can see what makes the ground shake. […]

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The Great ShakeOut aims for earthquake preparedness

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than 22 million people worldwide, including over 700,000 Hoosiers, registered to participate in The Great ShakeOut at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. The eighth annual worldwide earthquake drill was an opportunity for individuals and communities to practice how to protect themselves during an earthquake, wherever they may be, according to […]

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IU’s earthquake simlutor offers glimpse at major tremor

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Geological Survey is partnering with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to provide a “ground shaking” experience not like any other on this side of the country. A new earthquake simulator nicknamed the “Quake Cottage” has the capabilities of producing a quake-like motion that mimics a tremor […]