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The Great California ShakeOut

On October 17, 2013, millions of Californians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great California Shake Out, the largest earthquake drill ever!

San Jose State will participate that morning at 10:17 a.m. The University Police Department will send out a test Alert SJSU message at 10:17 a.m., advising the SJSU community about the Great California ShakeOut. If you have questions, please contact Yvette Phillips at (408) 924-2242.

While some areas of California are more likely to have earthquakes than others, all of California is at higher risk compared to the rest of the country.

Campus resiliency to earthquakes depends on the preparedness levels of all faculty, students and staff on campus. It is important to understand what to do when the earth starts shaking! Don’t run, don’t panic, DROP! COVER! HOLD ON! Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” important? As with many things, acting quickly can prevent serious injury or death. Visit Earthquake Country Alliance for more preparedness information.