23. Great ShakeOut 2019

Tomorrow morning, October 17th at 10:17 AM local time, the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place. Individuals, families, companies, schools and organizations such as ARES elements may register to participate at https://www.shakeout.org Also, those registered may chose to conduct their earthquake drills at other dates and times.

Some District 3 ARES members may be surprised to discover that the two most damaging earthquakes centered in Ohio occurred within the district. Anna in Shelby County suffered moderate damage from two quakes a week apart in March of 1937. St. Marys experienced another damaging quake in 1986. This area is known as the Western Ohio Seismic Zone.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV