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Mayor Garcetti Calls on Angelenos to Download MyShake
 
DECEMBER 23, 2020
After two-year pilot phase reached nearly one million users, Mayor announces end of ShakeAlert L.A. and transition to new platform
 
LOS ANGELES –– Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that the City of Los Angeles will retire the ShakeAlertLA earthquake early warning mobile app on December 31, 2020. The app was a pilot project that laid the foundation for an earthquake early warning alert system in California. Angelenos are now encouraged to download MyShake, a new statewide cell phone app from Earthquake Early Warning California that is powered by ShakeAlert and builds on lessons learned from the City’s two-year ShakeAlert pilot to deliver earthquake early warning alerts to people across L.A. County.
 
Get ready to ‘drop, cover and hold’ Thursday for the Great California ShakeOut Drill
 
OC Register – October 13, 2020
 
“At 10:15 a.m., participants — including students, government workers, business employees and families — will be instructed to drop to the ground, take cover under a desk, table or other sturdy surface and hold on for 60 seconds, as if a major earthquake were occurring. Those who have downloaded the MyShake application to their phone will receive a test warning with similar guidance.”
 
Esto debes conocer del simulacro de terremoto que preparan en California para este jueves
 
Univision – October 13, 2020
 
“El estado de California lanzó su sistema de alerta sísmica anticipada, el cual avisa segundos antes, la ocurrencia de un terremoto. La Oficina de Emergencias de California insta a los californianos a descargar la aplicación MyShake para recibir una prueba de alerta de terremoto el 15 de octubre.”
 
Drop, Cover, Hold!: Great California ShakeOut is Thursday
 
The Times Standard – October 14, 2020
 
“Californians are also being urged to download the MyShake App, a free alert system for Andriod and iPhone. The app uses the state’s extensive base of earthquake monitoring equipment to give residents some notice, at least a few seconds worth, that an earthquake is headed their way.”
 
Earthquake swarm rattles rural southeastern California
 
SFGate  – October 1, 2020
 
“The state on Thursday coincidentally launched a ‘Don’t Get Caught Off Guard’ campaign to raise awareness of California’s earthquake warning system which detects the start of a quake and sends alerts so that people can protect themselves before shaking arrives. The annual Great California ShakeOut, in which millions of people practice the “drop, cover, hold on” response to earthquakes, is scheduled for Oct. 15.”
 
Shakin’ It Up
 
Politico – October 1, 2020

California launched a broad new public education campaign on Thursday that offers residents no-cost tools, resources and information on how to prepare for the next big shaker. “Don’t Get Caught Off Guard,” from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, includes easy access to Earthquake Warning California, the state’s earthquake warning system.”
 

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Announces “Don’t Get Caught Off Guard” Earthquake Early Warning Education and Preparedness Campaign

 

La oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Gobernador anuncia, “Don’t Get Caught Off Guard” (Que no te atrapen desprevenido) Educación temprana para la prevención de terremotos y Campaña de preparación

 

Governor Newsom and Google Partner to Bring Earthquake Early Warning to Millions of Smart Phones

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