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The Great Washington Shake-out is Oct. 20th, 10:20am!

Credit: The Great Washington ShakeOut

+ FEMA: 2022 Great ShakeOut

+ The Great Washington ShakeOut: October 20th at 10:20am

Don’t be alarmed, it’s only a test. This statewide earthquake drill is planned

From The Bellingham Herald:

Washington residents will hear tsunami sirens and may receive earthquake alerts the week of Oct. 17 during The Great Shakeout international earthquake drill.

Knowing how to be prepared for an earthquake can be lifesaving, especially in Washington, as it has the second-highest risk of large earthquakes in the United States, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources.

Washington’s earthquake drill will take place at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday at which the Washington Military Administrator invites you to participate by dropping, covering and holding on wherever you are at that time.

At 10:20 a.m., in addition to practicing the earthquake drill, some Washington residents may hear tsunami sirens and may also receive an earthquake alert on their phone.


Washington residents who have downloaded the MyShake Earthquake Early Warning app will also receive a test alert on their phones. This is the first test alert for the free app, and will not require any action or response. For more information and to download the safety app to receive earthquake warnings, visit https://mil.wa.gov/alerts.

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Posted by Steve on October 18, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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