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Earthquake drill at Compton College set

Compton College students and employees will participate for the 11th consecutive year in the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill happens, Oct. 17, 2019. Compton received severe damage in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake centered in

Compton College students and employees will participate for the 11th consecutive year in the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill happens, Oct. 17, 2019. Compton received severe damage in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake centered in the nearby Newport-Inglewood fault zone, which registered a magnitude 6.4. In the image above, a building at what was then Compton Junior High, was totally destroyed by the temblor.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill, Oct. 17 for students, employees at Compton College

COMPTON — Compton College students and employees will participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m.

The latest quake drill marks the 11th consecutive year. Compton College will join millions of people worldwide practicing the “drop, cover, and hold” technique as a survival method in the event of an earthquake. California is at a higher risk for earthquakes than any other region in the contiguous 48. Only Alaska rivals California in the frequency of temblors.

Practicing how to take preventive measures to avoid injury or death during a quake is imperative.

The Compton College Police Department will coordinate the drill, which will commence as follows: An alert will sound and those indoors and outdoors should remain where they are. Students and employees will then practice how to drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy object, and hold on to a sturdy object.

Compton College will also take advantage of this drill as an opportunity to carry out its evacuation plan. When given notice, participants on campus will be led outside to designated assembly areas where an emergency responder will provide further instructions.

The Great ShakeOut began in 2008 in Southern California as a way for scientists and emergency personnel to inform the public about earthquake preparedness.

For more information, log on to www.ShakeOut.org or call the Compton College Police Department at (310) 900-1600, ext. 2790.

 

 

 

 

 

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