Environmental Health & Safety

The Great California ShakeOut


Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel in California. The Great California ShakeOut is our chance to practice together how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to save lives and prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.

UCR urges you to participate along with fellow students, faculty and staff, and millions of other Californians in what will be the largest earthquake drill in history! Classroom, office space, outdoors, it doesn’t matter. You can Drop, Cover, and Hold On anywhere you are!  

Who: Faculty, Staff, and Students
What: Drop, Cover, and Hold On
When: 10/16/14 (10:16 am)
Where: Classrooms, Offices, Outdoors
Why: To Practice Our Response To Earthquakes!

“The Great California ShakeOut” is an annual event held on the third Thursday of October every year.  In 2011, nearly 8.6 million Southern Californians joined in “The Great California ShakeOut” and this year, with 9.3 Californians already registered to participate, the drill is going to be even bigger!  "The Great California ShakeOut" continues to grow every year into the largest emergency drill in history!

The UCR Campus is already registered as an event participant, so let’s show all of California that UCR knows what to do during an earthquake. Don’t wait until the shaking starts to learn or practice the Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill! 

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