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Lynwood and South Gate Schools To Join California's Biggest Earthquake Drill

This Thursday millions will participate in the Great California ShakeOut from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Millions of people will "drop, cover and hold on" during a statewide earthquake simulation Thursday, which will include schools within the Lynwood Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Great California ShakeOut is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about how to prepare for a major quake. 

On thursday, the ShakeOut will begin at 10:18 a.m., when participants across the state will practice what to do when an earthquake hits. More than 9 million people have registered to join the exercise so far, including 2.8 million in Los Angeles County.Find out who's participating here.

Here are other ways to participate in the ShakeOut.

Search events by county or area here.

The ShakeOut is intended to simulate the impact of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake originating from the southernmost area of the San Andreas Fault. Under this scenario, a tectonic shift would produce waves of movement for hundreds of miles over four minutes.

Click here to register for this year's ShakeOut. Promote the exercise and earthquake preparedness using these resources.

Think you know what do when an earthquake strikes? Test your knowledge with this quiz. And see if you'd "Beat the Quake" here.

-City News Service contributed to this report.

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