NEWS RELEASE: Wyoming Geological Survey Encourages Residents to Register for Oct. 15 ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

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Wyoming State Geological Survey

October 1, 2020


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Christina George
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Residents Encouraged to Practice Earthquake Preparedness in Upcoming ShakeOut Drill

Hundreds of earthquakes happen in Wyoming every year. While most occur in remote areas, that isn’t always the case, and a number of earthquakes are felt by residents each year. Even though in Wyoming the chances of an earthquake large enough to cause damage at any given moment is low, it is important for residents and visitors to be prepared.

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) is encouraging residents to participate in the annual Great Wyoming ShakeOut drill on Oct. 15 and practice, “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” The ShakeOut will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Anyone can participate, including individuals, schools, and businesses. To register, please visit The WSGS is awarding various prizes to select participants. For more information about how to win prizes, contact Christina George at

“The Great Wyoming ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes,” according to event organizers. “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.”

To learn more about earthquakes in Wyoming, visit