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Practice safety skills during the global earthquake drill

Earthquake Drill students school
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FILE - Children at Midland Elementary School in Tacoma, Wash., take shelter under tables during an earthquake drill, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ready for an earthquake drill? A global one? That's what will happen at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday. Here in the islands, it’s being billed as the Great Hawaiʻi ShakeOut. Thousands have signed up so far locally. The Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency is spearheading this effort. The Conversation talked to Adam Weintraub about what is being planned.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Oct. 19, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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