- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Millions of Californians plan to “drop, cover and hold on” in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill.

This year’s exercise is set for 10:20 a.m. Thursday, when participants will drop to their knees and scramble under desks and tables in response simulated major earthquake.

The public-private partnership Earthquake Country Alliance says 10.6 million people will take part.

The drill has been an annual event since 2008.

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