- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Great Alaska Shakeout will take place at 10:16 a.m. on Thursday.

This a statewide reaction drill in case of an earthquake. State emergency officials in a release ask residents to practice the actions of “drop, cover and hold on.”

Officials say the magnitude 6.2 earthquake in southcentral Alaska last month indicates many residents didn’t know to do during or after a quake.

But they say the “drop, cover and hold on” is the best method. Authorities said students in schools that conduct routine drills knew what to do and reacted quickly during the Sept. 25 quake.

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