Nevada isn't included in an earthquake early warning system being developed for California, Oregon and Washington. If that changes, emergency planners will find a system already in place to make it work.
A shallow earthquake rattled Indonesia's third-largest city Medan on Monday evening, damaging houses and sending thousands of frightened people into the streets. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
A series of earthquakes, the strongest registering 5.5 to 5.7, shook northern Nevada shortly early Wednesday morning. The were felt over a wide area but the quakes shook hardest in Hawthorne just 18 miles from the epicenter.
More than 540,000 Nevadans are already registered to participate in the annual statewide public earthquake drill, according to the University of Nevada, Reno. But the university's hope is to add 100,000 to that number for the Great Nevada Shakeout.
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