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Great California ShakeOut gets state's residents ready for the next big quake


Last updated 10/18/2017 at Noon

In the past two months, Californians have seen news of one deadly natural disaster after another—five hurricanes in the Atlantic, two earthquakes in Mexico, multiple massive fires in California and the devastation these catastrophes can cause. Each has served as a powerful reminder to Californians that natural disasters happen, often without warning—and that we need to be prepared.

Earthquake risk is real in California. The California Geological Survey has mapped thousands of faults in California and considers more than 500 of them to be active and dangerous. And the latest Uniform Cal...

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