Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

Today at 10:19 a.m., the world’s largest earthquake drill will take place and over 10 million Californian’s will practice what to do if the big one were to occur. While most will Drop, Cover and Hold On there are other ways to participate in the drill, which you can see HERE.

ShakeOut began in Southern California in 2008 as a drill designed to educate the public about how to protect themselves during a large earthquake, and how to get prepared. The 2008 Great Southern California ShakeOut was based on a potential magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault, approximately 5,000 times larger than the magnitude 5.4 earthquake that shook southern California on July 29, 2008. It’s not a matter of if an earthquake of this size will happen, but when. And it is possible that it will happen in our lifetime.

ShakeOut has been organized to help raise awareness as well as help Californians prepare for the big earthquakes in our future. Take the first step in your preparation today by REGISTERING for the Great California ShakeOut.


Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California’s worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, and the Winters Storms of 2017. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California’s largest healthcare organizations.

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