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Thousands Expected To Participate In Shakeout Tomorrow

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Over 30,000 people along the North Coast are expected to participate in the California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill, on Thursday. The event is organized every year in order to prepare the public for an earthquake.

 

Over nine million Californians are registered to participate in the drill. Organizers encourage people to 'drop, cover and hold on' at 10:17 a.m.

 

Local organizers hope that more people participate this year because of last weeks 4.9 magnitude earthquake.

 

Katie Dremin, a local organizer, said the idea is to practice, so when an earthquake hits you are prepared.

 

"So as soon as that earthquake hits, 'oh, I need to save myself. I don't need to run out of the building so something can fall on me," said Dremin.