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Earthquake Drills

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Wednesday morning, Montana held its part of the Great Rocky Mountain Shakeout. Colorado and Wyoming were also a part of the event. The event was organized by The ShakeOut, an organization focused on spreading earthquake safety awareness and holding drills across the country.

Many people around the area participated in one way or another. Employees at the Rimrock Foundation spent the day learning what to don incase they are ever in and earthquake.

"Well, there's a lot of activity with Yellowstone, and so we're preparing for it, it possibly could happen," says Jim Eckenroad, Safety Manager at Rimrock Foundation. "The other thing we find is that a lot of people travel to the western part of the state, and we know that there's earthquake activity at that point, so it's a general education."

Experts say that the best thing to do if you are in an earthquake is not to run for a door. It's best to drop low, and take cover such as under a table or desk. And if you can't do that, get as low as you can, move away from windows, and cover your head and neck to protect from things falling on you.