Sign up for Great Nevada ShakeOut

Join the half million other Nevada residents who have already signed up to participate in the fourth annual Great Nevada ShakeOut organized by the UNR’s Seismological Laboratory.

The even is Oct. 17 at 10:17am. Remember to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” for at least 60 seconds.

The Great Nevada ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice earthquake safety and prepare for the possibility of a major earthquake. Participation at work is encouraged. Businesses, organizations, schools, and government agencies can register and have their employees practice the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” action or have a more extensive emergency drill.

So far, 127,155 participants in the counties of Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Washoe are registered for the event.

For more information and to sign up for the drill, go online.


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  1. Lisa Huard says - Posted: September 19, 2013

    The “ShakeOut” is not just local, but world-wide. It’s important that our schools, businesses, and agencies practice this each and every year. If you haven’t researched what a seiche wave is, there is much to learn online. While most of us are not in a flood zone here in the basin, you can be sure that seismic activity will flood many areas in serious ways. Everyone should prepare in their homes, with their finances, the levels of insurance they are covered with and more. Get educated at

  2. Mike Thompson says - Posted: September 19, 2013

    Just so long as it is not another Government agency looking for a new way to spend some money.

    Or is it? where is the UNR funding coming from?

    Anyway at face Value, they are trying to promote an Earth quake awareness event.
    I do not have a problem with that. I might (20% chance) participate.

    It also gets the word out that UNR has a Seismological Laboratory.
    So some PR for the program.
    I know several people who have very good jobs in various since fields based on a Silence degree from UNR.