Nevada Practices Earthquake Preparedness

Swarm of earthquakes beneath Sun Valley.
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RENO, NV -- People throughout Nevada practiced what to do in the event of an earthquake Thursday morning.

At a Reno elementary school, students dropped to the floor and took cover under their desks. The 'Great Nevada Shakeout' is put on by UNR, with thousands participating throughout the state. The president of UNR said people in all Nevada counties were scheduled to take part in the drill.

Seismology researcher Annie Kell said Reno is in the 'Walker Lane,' where large, potentially damaging earthquakes can occur. She said people should put together a plan, know what to do in an earthquake, and prepare their surroundings.

Nevada has the third highest incidence of large earthquakes in the country.