KQED: Take A Ride on the Big Shaker in Los Altos

By January 11, 2020September 8th, 2020In The News

By Rachael Myrow / KQED

The Los Altos History Museum has been marking the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake with an exhibition called Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now.

It’s set to close on January 19, 2020. But today only, you can take a ride on the Big Shaker, the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator.

“It’s basically a semi truck kitted out like your living room,” said Ann Hepenstal is community emergency preparedness coordinator for Los Altos. The Big Shaker can give you the experience of living through a quake up to a magnitude of 8.0.

“You know you live in earthquake country already…cont.