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Big 'Earthquake' Scheduled for 10:21 a.m. Thursday

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For the third year in a row, California will hold a statewide earthquake drill. An estimated 7.7 million people are taking part, and organizers behind the Great California ShakeOut are hoping for more (yes, you can still register, or just do it on your own without registering). Their message may be lifesaying, yet simple -- "drop, cover and hold on" -- but it's something that isn't necessarily engrained in the minds of Californians (natives and newcomers alike) such as "stop, drop and roll."

The following 60-second broadcast will be heard on numerous radio stations, including a handful in Los Angeles. It's worth a listen to gain a little more understanding on what to do when an earthquake strikes:

Also worth checking out is the interactive Quake Quiz. Although it was developed for San Francisco residents, many of the tips -- like what to do when you're driving, in bed, etc. -- relate to Los Angeles. USC also has an Earthquake County website for preparing oneself, and lastly, we're a big fan of this video that might scare the bejesus out of you (and hopefully get you to be more on board with getting prepared):

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