Brace for Oct. 20 earthquake drill

The University of Washington Bothell is participating in Thursday's ShakeOut earthquake drill with announcements over the fire alarm PA system, UW Alert test and ALERTUS desktop notifications. At 10:20 a.m. practice “drop, cover and hold on.”

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Preparing for the Big One

The earthquake simulation trailer at the Oct. 5 Safety Fair gave visitors the feel of a magnitude 7.0 quake and reminded them of the Oct. 20 Great Shakeout drill and the risk of the Big One. “There’s a huge possibility of an earthquake around here,” says Darren Branum, the campus emergency preparedness manager.

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