SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Thursday, millions of people all around California will participate in a massive earthquake drill.
The drill happens to coincide with several earthquakes that have taken place in southern California within the last week.
In 2016, more than 55 million people worldwide participated in the drills. In total, 10,282,736 Californians will participate in the 2017 Great ShakeOut. A total of 927,353 people in San Diego will participate.
In 2010, residents in Imperial Valley faced a sobering reminder that earthquake drills are a necessary part of life in California as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rumbled through the area.
Following that quake, buildings were condemned and four buildings in the town had to be red-tagged due to safety concerns.
The safety drill will take place at 10:19 on October 19. To sign a school or organization up for the Great ShakeOut drill click here.