Nevada is the third most seismically active state in the U.S. As a result, Las Vegas has a high earthquake risk. Reports estimate that there is a 10–20% chance of a M6.0 or greater earthquake going to occur within 50 km (31 mi) of Las Vegas in the next 50 years.
If an earthquake does happen, stand within a loadbearing doorframe. Alternatively, get under some strong furniture like a table. Use your hands to cover your head in case of falling debris. Stay away from windows. If you’re outside, move away from any buildings but ultimately try to stay still.
Most injuries occur from people trying to exit buildings during the incident.