The emergency room will have an earthquake simulator at Cal Poly

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will host an earthquake simulator on Monday, Oct. 17, on the Dexter Lawn on Cal Poly’s campus.

The earthquake simulator will be in operation for the public from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m

This was scheduled in anticipation of the Great California ShakeOut on October 20th. The hope of the demonstration is to give people a real sense of what an earthquake feels like and why earthquake preparedness is important.

This earthquake simulator gives users the opportunity to experience earthquakes ranging from 3.0 to 7.0 magnitude.

Officials say they hope the experience will encourage Californians to be prepared for an earthquake and learn more about Earthquake Warning California and the state’s earthquake early warning resources, including the MyShake app.

“Earthquake Early Warning” is the first publicly available statewide warning system that gives Californians crucial seconds to take cover before an earthquake is felt.

To receive earthquake alerts, individuals and family members can download the free MyShake app.

California is the first state in the nation to offer free, state-of-the-art technology designed to warn Californians before an earthquake strikes through the California Earthquake Warning System.

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