Each time an earthquake occurs in Arizona, the news media and public asks, “Does Arizona have earthquakes?” Short answer: Yes!
In comparison with California, Nevada, and Utah, major earthquakes here are infrequent. But each year, hundreds of earthquakes do occur in and around Arizona. Taking steps now to prepare your family and home will help mitigate the effects of moderate to severe earth shaking.
The Great Arizona ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries. This year's Great ShakeOut will be held on October 20th, 2016 at 10:20 a.m.
For more information on The Great Arizona ShakeOut, visit http://www.shakeout.org/arizona/index.html
For more information on Arizona earthquakes, visit http://www.azgs.az.gov/hazards_earthquakes.shtml