Be Prepared for the Big One

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Jan 11, 2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Los Altos History Museum
51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

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Be Prepared for the Big One

Come ride the BIG SHAKER (weather permitting), the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator which can recreate the intense shaking of an earthquake up to a magnitude of 8.0. Learn what an earthquake feels like and what can happen inside your home when contents are unsecured.

Other activities include:

  • Watch the Quake Heroes movie, a 52-minute documentary that tells the stories of people who experienced the Northridge earthquake as well as how to take action to better prepare to help your neighbors and strengthen your readiness (Showings at 11:00 and 1:00 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road)
  • Visit the mini earthquake preparedness fair with booths providing information on the Seven Steps of Earthquake Preparedness, along with sales of tie-down straps, quake putty, preparedness kits, and more
  • Watch Los Altos emergency preparedness volunteers practice their skills 1:00 – 2:30 during their drill. Listen to the amateur radio operators at their emergency communications station at the Museum.
  • Visit the City of Palo Alto Mobile Emergency Operations Center, parked at the Museum for you to view their equipment
  • Enjoy the Museum’s exhibition, “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, then and Now”

This program is FREE, however registration is recommended, please do so below. This event is in support of the exhibition “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature – Then and Now” appearing in the Museum’s Main Gallery, noon-4pm, Thursdays-Sundays, October 17 – January 19, 2020.


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Ticketing is closed for this event.