More than 70,000 Arizonans are already signed up for the 2015 Great Arizona Shakeout on October 15th. The Shakeout is a worldwide earthquake preparedness event designed to teach people how to survive a recover quickly from big earthquakes.
While earthquakes are not as common in Arizona as they are in California – they do happen. Click here or on the video below to watch the story of two aftershocks felt in Northern Arizona back in May.
The Arizona Earthquake Information Center included the map below in a 1997 earthquake hazard evaluation. The map gives you an idea of the areas most susceptible to ground shaking during a quake in our state.
Drop, Cover, and Hold On will be one of the primary points of focus during this year’s Great Arizona Shakeout. At 10:15 a.m. on the October 15th, participants will: Drop to the ground; Take Cover under a sturdy table or desk if possible and protect their head and neck; and Hold On until the shaking stops (for at least 60 seconds).
This event has been held annually in our state since 2012 and is free and open to individuals, schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies, tribal communities…..anyone who wants to participate.
You can find more information on signing up at the Great Arizona Shakeout website.