Statewide quake drill to test residents’ readiness for massive shaker

Students at MSJC participate in "drop, cover and hold on" exercises during a statewide earthquake preparedness drill Thursday, Oct. 20. Valley News/MSJC photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - People in government agencies, businesses and schools throughout California stopped everything for a minute today to "drop, cover and hold on" during a statewide earthquake preparedness drill, now in its 14th year.The Great California ShakeOut of 2022 was scheduled for 10:20 a.m."What we do to prepare now, before the next big earthquake, will determine how well we can survive and recover," according to a statement posted to "Great ShakeOut Earthquake drills are annual opportunities to learn and practice earthquake safety with millions of people."The ShakeOut website indicated that 9.4 million Californians are slated to participate in the drill. During last year's event, about 7.6 million statewide registered to take part.The exercises b
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