The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and the Ohio Emergency Management agency are teaming up for the annual ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 17th. That's a minute-long drill that will take place at 10:17am.
Schools and businesses are encouraged to participate. The drill is intended to get people talking about emergency preparedness and planning for all hazards, including earthquakes, fires, floods, tornadoes, or hazmat incidents.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s Division of Geological Survey, Ohio has recorded, to date, six earthquakes this year. Twelve were recorded in 2018.