The Great Rocky Mountain Shakeout Earthquake Drill

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We usually think of California when we think of earthquakes, but they can happen here too.

And there's an effort Thursday to make sure we're all prepared.

It's called "The Great Shakeout," an earthquake drill held around the world, including right here in Colorado. This year, the drill is focusing on the fires that can start after a quake because of damaged utility lines.

For "The Great Rocky Mountain ShakeOut," 91,000 people from the region have signed up to participate, including 2,000 from Colorado. Though the drill is officially happening at 10:17 a.m., according the drill's website, a drill can be held anytime within two weeks of that date.

Want to learn more about what you need to know if an earthquake hits southern Colorado? Follow the link below.

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