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Statewide Earthquake drill takes place today, are you earthquake ready?

— Washington State

Statewide Earthquake Drill

In July 2019, people around the town of Ridgecrest, Calif., experienced magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes, back-to-back.  

“We went a long timewithout having an earthquake in California, one that was measurable. Now we’vehad one,” Bryan May, California Office of Emergency Services, said. “The goodnews is that it’s awakened everyone’s senses again. These things happen. Welive in earthquake country.”  

Here are items California's Office of Emergency Services recommends to have in an emergency kit to put in a waterproof backpack:

Canned food

Canned opener

Bottled water

Protein Bars

Jar of sanitation wipes

Flashlight and batteries


First Aid Kira for pets and humans

Glow sticks for light

Toilet Paper