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Seven City Tour Promotes California ShakeOut Day

Building upon California’s first-in-the-nation earthquake early warning system, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is launching a statewide, seven-stop tour this week as part of the Great California ShakeOut.

The tour will bring a shake simulator capable of replicating a 7.0 magnitude earthquake to cities across the state, where first responders will provide life-saving earthquake preparedness tips.

“California has long led the nation in innovative disaster preparedness efforts. During this year’s Great ShakeOut, we want to encourage every Californian to take action to keep themselves and their families safe,” said Cal OES Director Nancy Ward.

The tour will make stops in seven California counties beginning Oct. 11 in Sacramento. Other stops include San Francisco (Oct. 12), Monterey (Oct. 13), Santa Barbara (Oct. 16), Los Angeles (Oct.17), Riverside (Oct. 18) and San Diego (Oct. 19).

Then on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. – the Great California ShakeOut Day – millions of Californians will participate in an earthquake drill and practice life-saving actions like drop, cover and hold on.

Through the earthquake simulator, users will have the opportunity to experience simulated shaking intensity, similar to that caused by magnitude 7.0 earthquakes.