Caze Elementary students experience earthquake simulator

Caze Elementary students experience earthquake simulator

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Students from Caze Elementary school learned Thursday what to do when an earthquake happens, but they didn't just sit in a classroom.

The Indiana Geological Survey talked with the kids about earthquakes and held an earthquake drill.

Then the 4th and 5th graders got a chance to try out an earthquake simulator.

The machine allowed students to experience what a 3.0, 5.5 and a 7.0 magnitude earthquake feels like.

John Steinmetz from the Indiana Geological Survey said even though they don't happen often in Evansville, it's important to know what to do.

"Elementary school kids are very receptive, very curious. They're hungry for information and they take that knowledge home with them, so it's our way of reaching the parents", Steinmetz said.

The earthquake drill was part of the Great ShakeOut which provides an opportunity for people to practice what to do during earthquakes and improve preparedness.

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