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Great ShakeOut: Millions to Participate in Multi-State Quake Drill

Jason Reed/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's impossible to know when an earthquake will hit, but preparing for one can save your life.  That's the purpose behind Thursday's "Great ShakeOut."

The earthquake rehearsal drill will take place across more than a dozen states, as well as in other countries, at 10:18 a.m. in each time zone.  More than 14 million people have signed up for the exercise, including more than nine million in California.

Earthquake expert Brian Blake says a simple reminder saves lives.

"That is drop, cover and hold on, which involves getting under a table or desk and staying under there until the shaking stops," he says.

Also, avoid running outside, where falling parts of buildings could cripple or kill, advises Missouri State Emergency Management official Steve Bessemer.

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NYPD Holds Five-Day Drill to Prepare for Dirty Bomb Attack

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Police Department will begin a five-day drill Tuesday to test its preparedness against a dirty bomb attack on the city.

The drill will take place over five days, involve hundreds of personnel from 150 agencies, and will cost millions of dollars that the city and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hope will help prevent a dirty bomb attack on New York by land or by sea.

The exercise will begin at the United Nations and spread into the Bronx, Long Island and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey.

Officials maintain that the drill is not the result of a specific threat.

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US Navy Begins Anti-Terrorism Drill

Photo Courtesy - U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Navy will kick off the nation's largest anti-terrorism drill on Tuesday.

Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield is an annual drill designed to train and prepare sailors for the possibility of multiple attacks.  The Navy says the exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but rather to identify where forces are vulnerable.

This year's drill will run through Friday across various naval bases and installations in the continental U.S., Hawaii and Guam.  Heavy security will be in place along the Navy's waterfront and at bases, and the public may see sailors in battle gear.´╗┐

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