Public Safety

VIDEO: ShakeOut Aims to Get You Moving on Earthquake Preparedness

Millions of people across the world, including in San Diego, took a step toward better earthquake preparedness Thursday by participating in International ShakeOut Day 2020.

The annual drill is an opportunity to practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and reinforce additional lessons on what to do, and what not to do, during an earthquake. Being prepared can make the difference between life and death.

County leaders discussed and demonstrated the importance of earthquake preparedness with the help of the Big Shaker, the largest mobile earthquake simulator in the world.

Visit to get a Personal Disaster Plan and more information on preparing for earthquakes.

James Kecskes is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.