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The Great California ShakeOut

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September 11, 2010, Presentation at San Bernardino County Museum

Event location:
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA 92374 (Map)

Title of Presentation: "The Great California ShakeOut"

Presenter: Kathleen Springer, San Bernardino County Museum

Contact Person:
Kathleen Springer, San Bernardino County Museum,

Kathleen Springer, Senior Curator in Geological Sciences will illustrate that our region straddles the mother of all faults, the mighty San Andreas Fault. This giant gash that slices through California is the boundary between two of the largest tectonic plates on the planet, which in turn makes our area one of the most geologically active regions in North America! The ShakeOut scenario, a hypothetical earthquake designed by scientists to show what will happen when a major earthquake strikes southern California, is intended to raise earthquake awareness and to motivate preparedness as well as participation in the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill that will occur at 10:21 a.m. on October 21, 2010, the day of the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide, and now annual drill.

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The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!