CSUSB participated in the Great ShakeOut, the world's largest earthquake drill, and evacuated hundreds of students and faculty within minutes. The annual drill was set for 10:19 a.m. on Oct. 19 and started exactly on time. Over the university's announcement system and via the emergency text line, students and staff were instructed to duck and cover. Minutes after the simulated quake, buildings were evacuated entirely. However, some buildings, like University Hall, had police officers go into the buildings to practice an emergency scenario and help facilitate the evacuation. Evacuees were led to open areas away from any structures where they awaited further … [Read more...] about Great ShakeOut!
By Jocelyn Colbert |Staff Writer| Millions of Californians statewide dropped to the ground last Thursday for “The Great California ShakeOut,” the earthquake preparedness drill. At 10:18 a.m. in coordination with the date Oct. 18, people across Southern California “ducked and covered.” Together everyone braced for a mock 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The Great ShakeOut is the world’s largest earthquake preparedness drill meant to get people ready for the big one. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to encourage people and organizations to be prepared to survive and recover when the next big earthquake happens. This practice drill was once a regional event that began five years ago and is … [Read more...] about CSUSB prepares for “Great ShakeOut”