Did you feel a slight rumbling today? You may have felt the earthquake that hit western Indiana just north of Terre Haute.

According to the Evansville / Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency, the earthquake was small in magnitude, only about 3.8. If you feel it as far south as the tri-state they ask you to report it, you can do that by clicking here. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security also spoke about the quake, saying it started in Montezuma, Indiana, just north of Terre Haute. They say they can’t rule out aftershocks, so just something to be aware of.

Guess, being from the Midwest, I don’t know much about earthquakes because we don’t have them here often. So I don’t even know what to do if you feel an earthquake. I decided it was best to be prepared just in case, so I did some research on Google. says if you feel an earthquake the best thing to remember is to drop, cover, and hang on.


Wherever you are, get on all fours and hold onto something solid. If you are using a wheelchair or walker with a seat, make sure your wheels are locked and stay seated until the shaking stops.


Cover your head and neck with your arms. If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl under it for shelter. If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows). Crawl only if you can achieve better coverage without going through an area with more debris. Stay on your knees or bend down to protect vital organs.


If you are under a table or desk, hold on with one hand and be ready to move with it if it does. If you are seated and unable to fall to the ground, lean forward, cover your head with your arms, and hold your neck with both hands.

They also recommend preparing before an earthquake even strikes. Some ways to prepare is to make sure heavy items like televisions and bookcases are attached to the wall. These are just a few ways to prepare, you can find other ways to prepare for an earthquake through Ready.Gov by clicking here.

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