Drop, Cover and Take A Selfie: Earthquake Drills in the Twitter Age

By Katie Sola

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SAN FRANCISCO — When the shaking starts, drop to the floor, take cover under sturdy furniture and take a selfie. As millions of Californians practiced earthquake survival in a statewide drill on Thursday, they documented every (mis)step on Twitter

The annual Great California Shakeout improves earthquake safety by having schools, businesses and homes practice earthquake drills. August’s Napa quake brought preparedness back into the public eye, and may account for the record number of 10 million participants this year

At 10:16 a.m. PT, participants practiced the …

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