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

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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