20 October, 2017
Organizers say more than 10 million people registered to take part in the "Great California ShakeOut" Thursday morning.
The world's largest natural disaster drill teaches people how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On in the event of a quake.
Throughout the United States and other countries, 55,183,323 were registered to participate in the drills held at 10: 19 a.m.
Hold on to your shelter with one hand until shaking stops (remain on your knees and covering your head and neck with your other arm and hand).
Drop- drop where you are, onto your hands and knees.
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Renate Hartog, a research scientist with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, said the largest quake in the state in recent history was in 1872 in Chelan County, which was felt as far away as Olympia and Victoria, B.C.
Emergency Management officials in Augusta and SC are encouraging residents to prepare for the Great Shakeout.
Such rehearsals are especially important in regions such as Southern California, where "it's not a matter of if but when that catastrophic quake will strike", said Ken Kondo, spokesman for Los Angeles County's emergency management office.
According to MEMA, Mississippians are not immune to earthquakes.
The Great ShakeOut drill in Virginia is coordinated by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, and dozens of other partners.