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10th annual ShakeOut earthquake drill was a big hit

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| 60 million people worldwide practiced how to drop, cover and hold on when the Big One hits. The City Hall event featured simulators and student safety performances.

Will California's earthquake warning system run the risk of alert fatigue?

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A new USGS study finds alerts could go out once light shaking starts. But how early is too early to raise the alarm?

Lucy Jones’s doomsday earthquake scenarios will terrify you — that’s the point

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"If you are in the Coachella Valley, Don’t plan on getting to L.A. anytime after the earthquake, unless you have some way of flying."

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Great ShakeOut Challenge: Make a tasty meal with earthquake kit ingredients

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Most earthquake kit edibles are not exactly gourmet, but could they be? Two LA chefs share their gourmet takes on disaster preparedness.

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Great California ShakeOut: Responding to disaster, how to mentally prepare

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If you live in the Golden State, you know the possibility of a major earthquake is always a factor. But what does that sometimes distant fear do to the psychology of Californians?

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Heightened earthquake alert issued for Southern California

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Southern California residents should remain on heightened alert until Tuesday for the increased possibility of a major earthquake, officials said.

Gov. Brown seeks to beef up Earthquake warning system

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A proposed $10 million in Brown's revised budget would go toward California adding new seismic sensors and educating the public about the system.

Seismic retrofit orders to start reaching mailboxes

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Owners of buildings with 16 or more dwelling units that are at least three stories tall will soon start to receive notices to complete a seismic retrofit.