Employees of the Marin County government offices participated in the 2013 Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill today at 10:17 a.m.
Today is the 24th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, which rocked the greater Bay Area, killing 63 people.
The annual drill, which takes place across the state and around the world, aims to convey the message of “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in the event of an earthquake. People in buildings have been among the worst injured during earthquakes because of falling furnishings and building materials.
The Marin ShakeOut team consisted of members of Marin County departments and agencies, the Marin Interagency Disaster Coalition (MIDC) and private sector partners. Cities and towns also will be participating.
The Great ShakeOut drills began in California in 2008 and have been a great way for individuals, families, schools, and other organizations to practice what to do to survive and recover quickly from earthquakes and what to do after the shaking stops.
More than 15.2 million people worldwide registered to participate in this event.
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