The Delaware Emergency Management Agency encourages people across the state to take part in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill at 10:18 a.m. Oct. 18.

Two earthquakes in the last 10 years were felt throughout Delaware. In November 2017, a 4.1 earthquake was centered in the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Dover. In 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey and FEMA reclassified Delaware from being a low seismic risk state to a medium risk category.

At 10:18 a.m. local time, join people countrywide as they drop, cover and hold on for earthquake preparedness.

The process: drop to the ground; take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table; and hold on until shaking stops.

To register a family, school, business or organization, or for more information, visit