Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno

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October 17, 2012
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The earthquake hits at 10:18 a.m. today

Not really, but the largest Great Nevada Shakeout in its three-year history, and part of the world's largest public earthquake drill with 18 million participants globally, is 10:18 a.m. today.

More than a half a million Nevadans are registered to participate in the annual statewide public earthquake drill, and with just a few days to go the Nevada Seismological Laboratory would like 100,000 more people registered.

A series of 115 earthquakes in the past week under Spanish Springs is a good reminder that Nevada is a seismically active state and residents should be prepared and practice earthquake readiness - and …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 18, 2012 03:11PM Published Oct 17, 2012 04:39PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.