Worldwide earthquake drill set for Oct. 19

A “Great Shakeout” earthquake drill is planned for Thursday at Fresno State.

The drill, scheduled for 10:19 a.m., is an opportunity for students to prepare for an earthquake, according to a campus-wide email.

The email said that faculty and students should identify hazards that could be unsafe during an earthquake for the drill.

Fresno State police department advised participants to “drop,” “cover” and “hold on” during the earthquake drill.

After a real earthquake, the police department recommends evacuating to safer locations or help victims. But be aware of aftershocks.

Campus departments who choose to participate should designate a person to run the drill at the designated time and follow the directions. A debrief should be done after the drill, police said.

For questions or feedback, contact Amy Luna, Manager of Emergency Operations, at