Campus Earthquake Drill: Great California ShakeOut

Campus Earthquake Drill: Great California ShakeOut

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 10:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.




Thursday, October 20, millions of people in Southern California will "drop, cover, and hold on" as part of the Great ShakeOut. The ShakeOut continues to be the largest earthquake drill practiced in the United States.

USD will use the opportunity to test our emergency mass-notification systems, including our outdoor notification system. At 10:20 a.m., on Thursday, October 20, every staff member, faculty member and student on campus is encouraged to drop, cover and hold on for 60 seconds. The drop-and-cover procedure is a proven technique to stay safer during a major quake when heavy objects may be falling. Take cover under a sturdy desk or table as soon as the shaking begins, hold on, and simply ride out the shaking.


For more information on the Great California ShakeOut and for emergency prepardness tips, go to  


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