- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah will hold its annual statewide earthquake drill Thursday to prepare residents for a possible major quake.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1JLqrSa ) that more than 846,000 people have registered to participate across the state as of Wednesday, which is about 20,000 more than last year.

The drill, called the Great Utah Shake Out is designed to minimize the harm of a major quake if Wasatch Fault ruptures.

The Shake Out is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Utah departments of Natural Resources, Public Safety and Emergency Management, Be Ready Utah and the Utah Seismic Safety Commission.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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