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PG&E geoscientists demonstrate a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Santa Cruz

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION-TV) -- On May 7 from 1 pm until 4 pm, PG&E is holding an emergency preparedness demonstration along with their team of geoscientists and Ready America and The Big Shaker Earthquake Simulator.

Throughout May, PG&E is hosting earthquake awareness events across its service territory to demonstrate specific earthquake risks among the area, as well as protection tips.

“Computer models and historical data show that we have a chance of at least a magnitude 6 earthquake every year. Those earthquakes are not always in populated areas, but they happen every year on average. The key to remember is that we can’t predict when or where those earthquakes will happen, so it’s important to prepare now,” said Stanton, a Geosciences Expert for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

For tips from PG&E on how to stay safe during an earthquake, visit PG&E Outage Center - Earthquake (

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