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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19, 2017 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America’s PrepareAthon!

While some areas of California are more likely to have earthquakes than others (see below), all of California is at higher risk compared to the rest of the country. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school, or even on vacation.

What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly?

The Great California ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

Learn more at: https://www.shakeout.org/california/

VIDEO (YouTube):

2017 ShakeOut 30s PSA, California

Watch this video on YouTube.

Learn about 2017 participants in the event here: https://www.shakeout.org/california/participants.php?start=All