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Join California's Biggest Earthquake Drill

Participate in the Great California ShakeOut from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at UCLA's Bruin Plaza.

Millions of people will "drop, cover and hold on" during a statewide earthquake simulation Thursday.

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

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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K. Burton October 18, 2012 at 07:06 PM
The City of West Hollywood is holding an Earthquake Preparedness Town Hall Meeting the same day (Thurs., Oct. 18) at 6:00 PM in the West Hollywood Park Auditorium at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. More information is available at http://www.weho.org/index.aspx?page=307 and http://www.weho.org/index.aspx?page=15&recordid=4060.

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