35K Arizona students to take part in quake drill Thursday - East Valley Tribune: East Valley Local News

35K Arizona students to take part in quake drill Thursday

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:33 pm

Authorities say more than 35,000 students in Arizona will take part in a multistate earthquake drill.

The drill is scheduled for 10:18 a.m. Thursday.

People in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington also will participate in the drill.

The Arizona Geological Survey says the state experiences hundreds of earthquakes each year.

Most earthquakes in Arizona go unfelt, but authorities say the state has the potential for a large magnitude quake.

The state’s largest earthquakes in 2011 occurred near Clarkdale.

The Arizona Geological Survey says faults in Arizona and surrounding areas are capable of earthquakes up to magnitude 7.5 that could cause strong ground shaking across Arizona.

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss


EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook


EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter


EastValleyTribune.com on Google+


Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Your Az Jobs