The City of Malibu strives to increase the community’s ability to respond and recover to a large earthquake, which will lead to fewer casualties, reduced damage, and a shorter recovery period. Year-round, the City conducts public education, works to reduce non-structural earthquake hazards, updates emergency plans, conducts Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, identifies vulnerabilities in critical City functions, and develops continuity of government strategies. According to experts, the probability of a 6.7 or greater magnitude earthquake happening in the next 30 years is 99.7%. The time to prepare is now.
Annually, the City participates in the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill during which millions of people practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. This year's ShakeOut will take place on October 16 at City Hall. More information will be available soon.