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

By January 11, 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.