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The Great Southern California ShakeOut
The Great Southern California ShakeOut

Calendar of ShakeOut Activities

Presentations, preparedness fairs, and other activities leading up to the ShakeOut are listed on our Complete Calendar.

Main activities during the Great Southern California ShakeOut:

The Great Southern California ShakeOut Drill

Thursday, November 13, 10 a.m.

Aiming to be the nation’s largest public earthquake preparedness activity ever, the ShakeOut Drill is for all Southern Californians, including individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations.

After Shock Multi-player Simulation

Starts 10:02 a.m. November 13

After Shock is the world's first massively collaborative disaster simulation, about a major earthquake affecting much of Southern California. Starting Nov 13, 2008, you'll experience the earthquake as if it's really occurring, and what happens next? How do we survive? Can our region recover and rebuild? - will be up to you. Sign up now to join the simulation after the ShakeOut!

Los Angeles Earthquake: Get Ready Rally

Friday, November 14

Held in downtown Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design will host an event with exciting and innovative media, sounds and visuals.

International Earthquake Conference

Wednesday, November 12–14

Hosted by the City of Los Angeles, decision-makers from earthquake countries around the globe will convene to discuss earthquake risk reduction strategies and experiences.

Golden Guardian Emergency Response Exercise

Thursday, November 13–Wednesday, November 19

The annual state-wide emergency response drill for local and state government first responders will be held in conjunction with ShakeOut this year and focus on the ShakeOut earthquake scenario.

Take One More Step

Friday, November 14–Sunday November 16

You’ve participated in the ShakeOut Drill. Now take one more step to get ready for a major earthquake. Click on What You Can Do for other preparedness actions. When you do take one more step, be sure to tell us your story.

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