California: Great ShakeOut 2018 Earthquake Drills on Thursday.

California: Great ShakeOut 2018 Earthquake Drills on Thursday.

Join millions of people in California and worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18am PT on Thursday, October 18th, during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

This year will be the 10th Anniversary of ShakeOut, which began in southern California in 2008.

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

** More information regarding the earthquake drills can be found at the following website address: **

https://www.shakeout.org/california/

** If you don’t know how to prepare for an earthquake or just need a refresher on what to do, find more information on earthquake preparation at the following website addresses: **

– Ready.Gov:

https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes

– America Red Cross:

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/earthquake.html

Just a bit of a earthquake history, tomorrow will mark 19 years since an earthquake magnitude 7.1 hit at 2:46am PT on Saturday, October 16th, 1999.

The earthquake known as the Hector Mine Earthquake was a strike-slip earthquake that occurred in a remote part of the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California just 47 miles east-southeast of Barstow, California.

The earthquake was widely felt from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, California; especially felt along communities that are along Historic Route 66 like Ludlow, California and Needles, California.

The earthquake did cause some cracks along some overpasses near the epicenter and caused a westbound Amtrak passenger train known as the Southwest Chief Train #3 to derail some of their tail cars.

Only minor injuries were reported in the derailment and some damage was done onto some of the rail cars.

Even know we live out along the Colorado River Tri-State area, sometimes a good size earthquake can be felt all the way to our area.

As always, being prepare for any emergency is the right thing to do and practicing your plan for protecting you, your family, your friends and your community is always a good thing so when disaster hits, you all will know what to do.

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