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4 to Watch: What to Know About the World’s Largest Earthquake Drill

Thirty years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, Californians will drop, cover and hold on in the Great Shakeout of 2019

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On the anniversary of one of the state's most devastating natural disasters, millions of Californians are set to be part of the world's largest earthquake drill.

It's one of the stories we're featuring today on NBCLA. 

Join 10M California's in the Great Shakeout 2019

Three months after Southern California was jolted by its largest earthquake in two decades, it's time again to drop, cover and hold on. It's all in the name of earthquake safety and preparedness. The world's largest earthquake drill is scheduled for 10:17 a.m.

The California Earthquake Authority says 10 million Californians will be participating in the Great California Shakeout Thursday at 10:17 a.m. Plus, tips on earthquake insurance and more are on California Live Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Photos: The Aftermath of the Deadly 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

Thirty years ago Thursday, the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated parts of the San Francisco Bay Area and left more than 60 people dead. The quake, triggered by a slip along the San Andreas Fault, struck at about 5 p.m. local time, just before the Giants and A's were scheduled to play Game 3 of the 1989 World Series at Candlestick Park. We have a look back at Oct. 17, 1989.

[NATL] Aftermath: The Loma Prieta Earthquake

Statewide Earthquake Alerts: What to Know

Earthquake early warning alerts will be available throughout California, starting this week. The announcement made Wednesday by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services means warnings produced by the ShakeAlert system will be pushed through a smartphone app called MyShake. Here's what to know.

Photos: What to Keep in Your Disaster Emergency Kit

One of the goals of Thursday's Great Shakeout is to help people get ready for the next one. A disaster emergency kit is a good place to start. Here are some basic items to have ready, keeping in mind that first responders won't be able to reach everyone in the early stages of the recovery process.

[NATL-LA GALLERY] Photos: What to Keep in Your Disaster Emergency Kit

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