Alaska Joins Planned States Participating in Earthquake Drill

October 9, 2014

The state of Alaska is taking part in an international earthquake drill.

The Great Alaska Shakeout will take place Oct. 16, at 10:16 a.m., as part of the larger event. At that time, participating Alaskans will practice dropping, covering and holding onto whatever is covering them.

According to the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, more than 100,000 Alaskans participated in a drill in March, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaskans Earthquake.

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