While some areas of California are more likely to have earthquakes than others, all of California is at higher risk compared to the rest of the country. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school, or even on vacation.

Due to the potential of a large-scale earthquake hitting California in the future, scientists from the U.S. Geological governments have organized the “Great California Shakeout” event as a way to raise awareness within communities and encourage families and businesses to prepare a plan in case an emergency occurs.

The City of San Dimas will again be participating in the “Great California Shakeout,” on October 18.

The earthquake drill itself will occur at 10:18 am on Thursday, October 18, when millions of Californians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold on.” The City encourages everyone to take part as a family, business, organization, or on an individual basis.

To find out more information on ways to participate go to www.shakeout.org/california. This website also has additional information regarding events and activities being planned for the week and emergency preparedness information in general.