October 19, 2017, Sierra Nevada College participated in the Great Nevada Shake-Out to raise awareness for earthquake safety! This annual tradition educates students in Nevada colleges and high schools on the proper way to stay safe and avoid danger if an earthquake was ever to occur. Over 590,000 people participated in the Great Nevada Shake-Out in 2016!
You can find more information about this event here: https://www.shakeout.org/nevada/
Pictured from left to right: Sarah Fricke, Ryan Knuppenburg, and Christina Frederick
Our pretend scared faces quickly turned to laughter as we were all trying to squeeze under Christina’s tiny desk and take a selfie!
Did you know? There is a 1/7000 chance of a tsunami occurring in the Tahoe Basin due to an earthquake. That is a probability value of 0.00014286 or approximately a 0.014826 percent chance. The most recent earthquake in the Tahoe region was about 575 years ago on the Incline Fault. This Fault becomes active about every 10,000 to 15,000 years. Education and preparation for such an event is key to saving lives in these types of natural disasters.
Stay aware friends!