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ShakeOut aims to improve preparedness
by Louise R. Shaw | Clipper Staff Writer
Mar 25, 2012 | 1655 views | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EIGHTY PERCENT of Utah’s 2.7 million residents live along the Wasatch Front, where a major earthquake is believed to occur every 350 to 400 years. The last one was 350 years ago, according to Utah’s Department of Emergency Management.
EIGHTY PERCENT of Utah’s 2.7 million residents live along the Wasatch Front, where a major earthquake is believed to occur every 350 to 400 years. The last one was 350 years ago, according to Utah’s Department of Emergency Management.
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KAYSVILLE — Joe Dougherty says it’s not a matter of if, but when the next big earthquake will hit Utah.

“We have 800 earthquakes a year in Utah,” he said. “Most we don’t feel but when one comes that we can feel, we’re going to make sure we are ready for it.”

Dougherty, public information officer for the Utah Division of Emergency Management, was in Kaysville recently to promote an educational event known as the Great Utah ShakeOut.

“We’re not trying to scare people,” he said, “this is based on science and sophisticated modeling software.”

To read more, check out the March 22 edition of the Davis Clipper
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March 26, 2012
The Great Utah ShakeOut is a chance for hundreds of thousands of Utahns to participate in an earthquake drill at the same time on the same day.

The ShakeOut begins April 17 at 10:15 a.m. Currently, 795,000 Utahns are planning to participate. Sign up to participate at ShakeOut.org/utah.

We're asking everyone to drop, cover and hold on at the same time for about one minute and then review your emergency plans. Are you in?
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