Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-21 09:41:40 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — Nevada is one of the most seismically active states in the United States, after California and Alaska. Therefore, it is very important to know how to prepare for an earthquake and what to do to ensure safety in the event of an earthquake.
Thursday Nevada Great Shakeout Here, businesses, schools and families are asked to organize seismic safety training. More than 380,000 people in Clark County are registered to participate in safety training.
According to authorities, most earthquake-related injuries are caused by falling objects and broken glass, so the best protection indoors is to drop, cover, and hold.
Locally, there are several seismic faults, and Nevada is next to the major fault lines in California and Utah. Great shakeout officials say there are concerns that the Las Vegas basin could trap seismic waves from a major earthquake and prolong the tremor. For this reason, residents need to make safety plans before, during, and after the earthquake.
Secure the shelves to the wall and do not hang heavy objects on the bed or sofa.
In the event of an earthquake, hide under furniture such as a desk and stay away from windows to prevent the glass from breaking. After an earthquake, anticipate aftershocks and stay away from damaged areas.
The most recent quake occurred in Summerlin two weeks ago, recording a mild magnitude 1.5 quake. Last month’s strongest quake recorded a magnitude of 3 near Nellis Air Force Base.
The GreatShakeOut drill will take place at 10:21 am.
Authorities say that if you are in a car when an earthquake strikes, you should park your car in a clear location, avoiding bridges, elevated roads, and power lines, if possible. When the shaking stops, be careful of road dangers and traffic lights. It’s always a good idea to have an emergency kit with first aid, water and food in your car.