The largest, and most realistic, earthquake drill in U.S. history will include all of Southern California and takes place Nov. 13.

The University of Southern California has begun preparing for the drill by offering three earthquake safety seminars. Considering that over half of the population of USC comes from out of state, earthquake safety is unknown to a majority of students.

USC will be playing a vital role in the enactment of this earthquake drill. The university will be one of the main sites for emergency operations the morning of the drill. Over 300 volunteers from USC will participate and 75 of these volunteers will be made-up to play victims, making the drill seem as real as possible.

Additional earthquake safety events will continue all week long throughout southern California. So far, 4.6 million people have already registered for the drill. For more information, visit