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Great California ShakeOut – Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. & 7:15 p.m.

Help us keep the Long Beach City College community prepared and safe by encouraging participation in this year’s Great California ShakeOut annual earthquake drill. 


LBCC’s Great ShakeOut will conduct two drills this year.


At 10:19 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, millions of Californians will practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” along with millions of others in many other states and countries.

  1. DROP to the ground (before the earthquake knocks you down)
  2. Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table (or cover your head with your arms)
  3. HOLD ON to your shelter and be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops


If there is no table or desk near you, drop to the ground and then if possible move to an inside corner of the room. Be in a crawling position to protect your vital organs and be ready to move if necessary, and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not move to another location or run outside. Read this Great California ShakeOut flyer to learn what to do in other settings.


LBCC faculty can visit the ShakeOut College site for a ShakeOut instructional guide and quick one-minute PowerPoint presentation that you can use to help your students after the drill.


There will be evacuation drills at PCC in Buildings AA, BB, DD, EE, QQ and RR and at LAC in Buildings C, D and M, immediately after the ShakeOut (Drop, Cover, and Hold On) Drill.


To test our emergency notification system, you will be receiving email and text messages as the drill is in progress and once the all-clear signal is given.

For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at (562) 938-4353 or (562) 938-4846. For media inquiries, please call (562) 938-4004.