This morning marks the annual Great BC ShakeOut.

At 10:19 AM, millions of people worldwide will practice how to “drop, cover and hold on” during the earthquake preparedness drill.

“Drop, Cover, Hold On” is internationally recognized as the best way to prevent injuries and save lives during an earthquake.

Dropping to the ground prevents the quake from causing you to fall, while taking cover helps protect you from flying objects and falling debris.

38 million people worldwide are registered to participate in the drill, including more than 732,000 British Columbians.

Last year, over 800,000 people in BC participated. For more on the Great BC ShakeOut, visit www.shakeoutbc.ca.