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Great Southern California Shake-Out

 - May 25, 2008
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Southern California residents are gearing up for an earthquake in the likes of the recent devastating tremor in China. A new report released from the US Geological Survey and the California Geological Survey warns of the inevitability of a 7.8 magnitude quake along the San Andreas fault and the resulting deaths of thousands and $200 billion in damage.

The study has resulted in what is being called, “The Great Southern California Shake-Out”, scheduled for November 12-16, 2008. The 'Shake-Out' will be the, “country's largest-ever earthquake preparedness exercise,” and will include, “the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history.”

The report says Southern Californians "have the opportunity to work together to write this ending . . . through the decisions they make -- or don't make -- to get ready for earthquakes."