Thousands set to take part in The Great California ShakeOut Thursday morning

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An app that provides Californians with an early warning seconds before an earthquake strikes is going to test its system Thursday for The Great California ShakeOut.

The “MyShake” app will send an alert at 10:15 a.m. to show what it would do if it was triggered by a 4.5-magnitude quake. That’s the lowest magnitude that would trigger the system. Everyone is encouraged to practice the emergency drill and drop, find cover and hold on.

17’s Taylor Schaub spoke this morning with Andrew Freeborn from the Kern County Fire Department about this year’s shakeout and how you can prepare for the next big one. For more information about today’s event, you can go to shakeout.org. For more information about the app, click here.

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