if you live in the los angeles area, the great shake out drill will start today. the event is supposed to better prepare persons in the event of a great quake. reps have noted the event also as a celebration (a.k.a. party) of california and the role earthquakes play in the state.
“At 10 a.m. on November 13, join millions of people throughout Southern California in the ShakeOut Drill, the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history!”