Building upon California’s leadership to implement a first-in-the-nation earthquake alert system and encouraging Californians to be earthquake prepared, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is hosting a statewide tour with an earthquake simulation trailer, known as the Great California ShakeOut Tour.
Leading up to the Great ShakeOut Day on Oct. 20, where millions of Californians will participate in an earthquake drill, Cal OES and other local and state partners are leading the effort to provide life-saving earthquake preparedness tips to six California cities, all while feature a simulator that offers a real-life sense of an earthquake.
“California is no stranger to natural disasters, like earthquakes. That’s why it’s important Californians have the life-saving information they need to be prepared before the next seismic event,” said Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci.
The earthquake simulator provides users the opportunity to experience simulated shaking intensity, similar to that caused by magnitude 7.0 earthquakes.
The tour, which will allow visitors to ride in the earthquake simulator as well as receive important earthquake preparedness information, will make stops in six California cities beginning Oct. 12 in Sacramento. Other stops include Menlo Park (Oct. 13), San Luis Obispo (Oct. 17), Bakersfield (Oct. 18), Los Angeles (Oct. 19) and San Diego (Oct. 20).
For more information on how to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” visit https://earthquake.ca.gov/.
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