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Today is the annual Great Nevada Shakeout

Posted at 8:18 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 13:24:39-04

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.

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.