OR students participate in Great ShakeOut drill

Statewide earthquake drill happening Thursday morning

Dropping to the ground prevents the quake from causing you to fall, while taking cover helps protect you from flying objects and falling debris.

Some 55 million people participated in all of the Great Shakeouts drills in 2017, compared to 55 million in 2016.

Dropping to the ground on hands and knees lowers the chance of falling due to an natural disaster, covering the head and neck protects the brain and spinal chord from damage by falling debris and finding a sturdy object, such as a desk or table, to crawl under and hold on to provides stability, even if it is limited, during the quake. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes- wherever you live, work, or travel.

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The drill comes amid Earthquake Awareness Week in the Palmetto State.

Local schools, businesses and government workers will be participating in the ShakeOut which started in 2008 and is created to make sure everyone knows what to do when the next quake strikes.

Following the drill, the city fire department, American Red Cross, police and other agencies will stage a full-scale earthquake-response exercise, setting up a medical triage area, emergency shelters and mass-feeding operation, Kondo said. They also warned that while the San Andreas fault could generate a large-scale earthquakes, up to magnitude-8, "there are over a hundred other active faults in the region that can produce smaller earthquakes" like the Northridge quake. That includes having a first-aid kit, medications, food and enough water for each member of a household to drink one gallon per day for at least 72 hours, according to local and state officials.

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