Earthquake Drill to Be Held in DC Area, Around the World Today

The "Great ShakeOut" exercises have been held since 2008, but this is the first time metro DC will participate


Are you prepared if the "big one" hits? Thursday's "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill gives you a chance to find out.

For the first time, residents in the District, Maryland and Virginia will participate in an annual earthquake preparedness drill along with millions of people nationwide.