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Earthquake Seminar held at CSI

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By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Magic valley residents learned what to do in case of an earthquake on Saturday. Idaho has one of the highest numbers of earthquakes in the nation.

Nan Jackson is one of the owners of Surviving N Style. The store was one of the sponsors of Saturday’s Seminar. "Idaho is the 5th or 6th in the nation, it depends on the list you look at, for the most earthquakes in the country," said Jackson.

Several experts talked about earthquakes and other hazards at the earthquake seminar. Being prepared was the focus of the event.

Shawn Willsey is a Geology Professor at the College of Southern Idaho. He was one of the speaker’s at the seminar. "I think it's just important to first be aware of what specific hazards face your community,” said Willsey.

Earthquakes aren't the only hazard we face here in the magic valley.
"So here in the Magic Valley we definitely have weather hazards but we also have a moderate earthquake hazard that people should be aware of," said Willsey.

The seminar was held prior to the statewide great shakeout. "The shakeout is on the 18th of October at 10:18 and we're encouraging everyone to stop what they're doing for 60 seconds up to 3 minutes and practice what you would do in an earthquake," said Jackson.

Having emergency supplies and extra food are just a couple of ways your family can be prepared for a disaster.


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