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 quake.
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 nine million people have registered to join the exercise so far, including those from public safety agencies, schools and businesses. Find out who's participating here.
Culver City will hold a citywide drill at 7 p.m. to coincide with the California Shake Out. CERT has once again been asked to distribute the OK Signs to residents prior to the drill and to count the number of OK Signs displayed on the night of the drill.
The city will once again be activating their EOC at Station 1 with Fire and Police personnel. CERT will also be looking for “Mock Incidents” while counting the OK Signs. The information from these incidents will be on signs placed on lawns of homes and businesses throughout the city. The information about the incident will be radioed into the CCARES Radio Room via the District Managers and then triaged by the EOC. Fire or Police units will be dispatched to the locations depending on the type of incident and will relay additional information back to the EOC on the city radio system.
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.
—City News Service contributed to this report.