Today is the annual Great Nevada Shakeout - a day dedicated to teaching people what to do in case of an earthquake.
The Drop, Cover and Hold On drill takes place for one minute.
This year because of the pandemic, officials say there's no specific time, you can do the drill at any time.
In about an hour is the Great @ShakeOut #Earthquake Drill. Remember to drop, cover and hold on. More safety tips: https://t.co/3FLCyZV0jh.— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) October 15, 2020
A few years ago, @HGTV @PropertyBrother stars @MrDrewScott and @MrSilverScott helped #ClarkCounty put together this safety PSA.#Vegas pic.twitter.com/GPP7xjCxaP
Nevada is the 4th most seismic state.
Officials say the best protection during an earthquake is to get under heavy furniture such as a desk or table until the shaking stops, and to stay away from windows to avoid shattering glass.
Our valley sits on 7 active faults that have the capacity for a 6 or 7 magnitude quake.