Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Arizonans to drop, cover, and hold on during the Great Shakeout

Thursday is ShakeOut Thursday. At 10:16 am on 10/16, 120,000 Arizonans and 24 million people worldwide will “Drop, cover and hold on” to practice responding to earthquakes.  The  organizers remind us that everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, they may happen where you or your family travel.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve preparedness.

I've lost track of the number of people who say that Arizona doesn't have earthquakes. Not true.  The recent magnitude 5.2 Duncan earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks reminded eastern Arizonans of the risk.  Learn more at

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