Did you feel it?
The Great Washington ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill, was held at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, and 1.2 million people were signed up to participate.
Participants in the annual drill in Washington and beyond dropped, took cover and held on. The drill was meant to get people thinking about how to prepare for a major earthquake or other disaster.
Most of Washington is prone to earthquakes, though hazards vary region to region. Emergency managers recommend having two weeks’ worth of water, food and other supplies on hand in case of a disaster.
Meanwhile, state officials are looking at improving maps of earthquake and tsunami hazards and want to determine whether schools and other essential buildings are built to withstand major damage in an earthquake.