Get Ready to ShakeOut, Eastvale!

Join the largest Earthquake Drill ever on Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m.


Staff Reports

Eastvale – The “Big One” is inevitable. The good news is that everyone can prepare to survive and recover from an earthquake.

On Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m., millions of people across the country – including those at Eastvale City Hall and local schools – will get started on practicing how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in the largest earthquake simulation drill during the annual Great ShakeOut.

This means that wherever you are at that moment – at home, at work, at school, anywhere, Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring right then and there…and stay in that position for at least 60 seconds.

Anyone in California can participate, from a single individual or a family at home to a major company at the office. Talk to your coworkers, neighbors and friends about the ShakeOut and encourage their participation.  Make a communication plan with an out-of-state contact, so everyone can check in.

Businesses, organizations, schools, and government agencies can register for free at, and be counted in the ShakeOut Drill.

The main goal of the ShakeOut is to get Californians prepared for a major earthquake, so use this as an opportunity to practice how to be safer during a catastrophic event.  The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

Visit to learn where ShakeOut drills are being held.  More than 24 million people worldwide are expected to participate this year.  To date, 1,315,741 people in Southern California have registered to participate.

Great ShakeOut earthquake drills began in Southern California in 2008, and have rapidly grown to be the world’s largest preparedness activity. The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at the

University of Southern California coordinates and assists all regions and manages the website with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and other sponsors. Learn more and register at