As earthquakes go, the sudden shake, rattle, and roll is a surprise to everyone, but on October 15, the big one will hit. The big one being the largest earthquake drill to ever hit California.
This years Great California ShakeOut follows the widely popular drill that took place last year, where nearly 5.5 million Southern Californians participated.
The "earthquake" will hit at 10:15 a.m., and businesses, schools, and residents all over California will stop, drop and hold.
The ShakeOut is designed to simulate a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hits along the San Andreas fault; and inform participants on how to protect themselves during earthquakes and get prepared at work, school and home.
Along with schools and businesses, others like the U.S Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), and the American Red Cross will participate to test their emergency preparedness.
As part of the statewide effort, KHTS will also be participating in the drill by conducting a live countdown to the drill.
In addition, Mayor Pro-Tem Laurene Weste will be in studio talking about the city's efforts during an emergency. Matt Randall with Bird in the Sky Satellite phones will also be on hand for questions.
To find out how to participate in the drill and better prepare you and your family click here .