Great Southern California ShakeOut
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The first drill, known as The Great Southern California ShakeOut, took place on November 13, 2008, was the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history up until that time, and involved 5.3 million participants. The Earthquake Country Alliance organized the Great Southern California ShakeOut.
This drill took place in homes, businesses, schools, places of worship and communities across Southern California and also featured week-long events to connect communities with preparedness resources and the information and knowledge to prepare, respond, and recover in the event of a disaster. The drill is now an annual event enlarged to cover the entire state of California.
The Great California ShakeOut 2009 attracted 6.9 million participants. The 2010 drill occurred on October 21 and attracted 7.8 million participants. In 2012 the drill involved 9.4 million participants, and for the first time, the drill included the region's rail system.
- Jia-Rui Chong and Bob Pool, "Fake 'Big One' hits Southland", Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2008.
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- "Great ShakeOut called great success", Orange County Register, October 21, 2010.
- "Get Ready to ShakeOut!". shakeout.org. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
- "Great California ShakeOut: 9.4 million Drop, Cover, and Hold On", Insurance Journal, November 5, 2013.
- The official ShakeOut website
- United States Geological Survey
- Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
- Dare to Prepare, a resource for earthquake preparedness
- Earthquake Country Alliance
- The full technical report for The ShakeOut Scenario
- A non-technical summary narrative of the Scenario. Paper copies of the narrative are available by request.
- High resolution images and a computer animation showing the earthquake rupture and its waves of energy spreading across Southern California