Morgan County, IN – The MSD of Martinsville is pleased to welcome ‘Quake Cottage’ to John R. Wooden Middle School. Quake Cottage is a learning opportunity presented to our students from the Indiana Geological and Water Survey at Indiana University. Outreach coordinator, Polly Sturgeon, will inform students about earthquakes, the geology behind them, and how to prepare in case of an emergency. Students will be able to enter ‘Quake Cottage’ and experience an earthquake ranging in magnitude from 3.0 to 7.0.

  • Wednesday, Nov 6th, 2019
  • Quake Cottage for 7th and 8th-grade students
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: John R. Wooden Middle School
  • 109 East Garfield St
    Martinsville, IN 46151

Quake Cottage Program

“The Quake Cottage Program provides citizens with a safe yet realistic experience of the intense shaking that can occur during an earthquake. The program promotes earthquake preparedness education in Indiana.

The Quake Cottage is an earthquake simulator (a 25x8x14 foot unit mounted on a double-axle trailer) that mimics the shaking experienced during earthquakes have magnitudes ranging from 3.0 to 7.0. The interior replicates a typical living room (with items fastened down to protect occupants) and demonstrates the effectiveness of preparatory measures to protect lives and prevent damage to personal property. A large window allows audiences to view participants while the simulator is in operation.

Each Quake Cottage event is designed as an educational experience and is not intended for entertainment purposes. Our goal is to provide education about the science of earthquakes and the steps to take to prepare for an earthquake.”

Indiana Geological and Water Survey, Indiana University