Nationwide earthquake drill in October



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A national event to teach people the steps to take during an earthquake is coming up in October.

On Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. millions of people across the United States will “Drop, Cover, and Hold” for the Great ShakeOut, a worldwide earthquake drill designed to teach people how to prepare for an earthquake. 

You can find out more information as well as register for the Oregon ShakeOut at

More than 14.5 million people in the U.S., and 160,000 Oregon residents participated in the ShakeOut in 2012.