Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Biggest Utah Earthquake Drill Ever will be April 17, 10:15 am


Utah is earthquake country. Nearly 80% of Utah’s population lives within 15 miles of an active fault. No one knows when or where the next earthquake will occur, but scientific fact indicates that we are living in a window of vulnerability. Research shows major earthquakes occur along the Wasatch Fault every 300 to 400 years. The last major quake occurred 350 years ago.

On April 17th at 10:15 am, over 700,000 Utahns will Duck, Cover and Hold On during a simulated earthquake.

You can learn more about earthquake preparedness and register your family or organization to participate in the drill on April 17th at http://www.shakeout.org/utah/

When the earthquake drill starts, DUCK under a solid object like a desk or table; COVER your head and HOLD ON to a solid object. Watch the following brief video to see a demonstration of how to DUCK, COVER, and HOLD ON.

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