On Thursday the 18th of October, more than 9.3 million Californians “dropped, covered and held on" during the 5th annual Great California ShakeOut, the world's largest earthquake drill. Millions of people in schools, businesses, community organizations, government agencies and homes were registered to participate in the 60-second exercise. The event happened just a day after the 23rd anniversary of the Loma Prieta, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that killed dozens of people in the San Francisco area in 1989.
The largest emergency preparedness drill in Californian history tested the Militia of Central California's response to an earthquake of a 7.6 magnitude.
As to better prepare for reponse to disasters of State, the Militia of Central California participated. All emegency drills were exercised and all disaster reponse techniques were fully evaluated.