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Great Oregon ShakeOut set for Thursday

The Great Oregon ShakeOut is the nation's largest earthquake drill.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 3:39 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 10:39 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- The Great Oregon ShakeOut, which is the nation's largest earthquake drill, is planned for Thursday.

The drill will happen at exactly 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 18.

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to drop, cover and hold as if there were a major earthquake happening at that very moment for at least 60 seconds. Some organizations conduct more extensive drills, which may take an hour or even all day.

How you participate in this drill is completely your choice.

More than 500,000 Oregonians have already registered for the Great Oregon ShakeOut. In order to participate, you must register at

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes.

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