LMU Quake Day takes place on Thursday, Oct. 19 and is dedicated to raising awareness around earthquake preparedness. At 10:19 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., LMU, along with 15 million people around the world, will again participate in the USGS Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. DPS worked to identify times that ensure the greatest impact given enrollment in daytime and evening classes. Both drills will be initiated by public address announcements in all learning spaces and offices with the hope that the LMU community will dedicate one minute to duck, cover and hold on as they would during a real earthquake.
In addition, DPS will be hosting Quake Fest, LMU’s 6th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Lawton Plaza. The goal of the fair is to educate the LMU community on ways to prepare themselves and their families for various emergencies. The focus will be on preparedness at work, at home and “on the go.” The fair is open to LMU students, faculty, and staff, as well as our surrounding community.
This is a wonderful opportunity to interact and engage in preparedness conversations with representatives from:
- Loyola Marymount University Information Technology Services
- City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department
- City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services
- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
- Los Angeles Fire Department
- Los Angeles Police Department
- American Red Cross
- Southern California Gas Company
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Free tacos will be offered to the first 100 students, faculty and staff.