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ShakeOut earthquake drills happening today across Nevada

Statewide earthquake drills happening today
Posted at 6:50 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 10:39:51-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It called the Great Nevada ShakeOut and it's happening at 10:17 a.m. Oct. 17.

Those participating will drop to the ground, take cover and hold on for 60 seconds.

Oct. 17, marks the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake on California's central coast that killed 63 people in 1989.

As one of the largest emergency drills, the hope is to prepare the community for big earthquakes.

An emergency alert will be sent out on all platforms Thursday at 10:17 a.m. ahead of the drill.