Thursday was National Shake Out Day, a day dedicated to making sure people know what to do in an earthquake.

Many would probably think an earthquake awareness day belongs in California and not Arizona, but there are more quakes in the state than many would expect.

Michael Conway, chief of the Arizona Geologic Survey, said earthquakes in the state are infrequent, but they do occur.

“The last felt earthquakes were in Clarkdale in 2011 and 2012,” Conway said.

“The last major or moderate sized earthquake was in 1974 in the Prescott region," he explained. "It did some damage and shook the ground a bit. People were certainly aware something was going on. We certainly have the potential for larger earthquakes and people need to know what to do.”

Arizona is located near two major fault lines, one along the California coast, and another in the Sea of Cortez.

The state is also home to many small faults that have been active at some point in the last 100,000 years.

Those small faults cause about 100 earthquakes a year in the state, but most of those are too small to be felt by people.