California stars in annual earthquake drill

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Posted: Oct 21, 2010 4:23 AM
California stars in annual earthquake drill

California is set to star in its own earthquake disaster drill.

Now in its third year, scores of people on Thursday will dive under their desks or tables to practice the "drop, cover and hold" technique for surviving a major quake.

Some hospitals and other first responders will stage more elaborate mass casualty exercises complete with search-and-rescue and people posing as faux quake victims.

Some 7.8 million people have signed up to participate in the statewide preparedness drill.

BART says it will stop all trains for one minute.