Experience an Earthquake Via California Office of Emergency Services' Tour Bus
California's Great ShakeOut drill will be on October 19 at 10:19 am
October 16, 2023
MATHER, CA – 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 beginning 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 October 11 in Sacramento. Other stops include San Francisco (October 12), Monterey (October 13), Santa Barbara (October 16), Los Angeles (October 17), Riverside (October 18) and San Diego (October 19).
Then on October 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.
For more information on the tour, visit: https://news.caloes.ca.gov/cagreatshakeout/