'Big Shaker' quake simulator coming to San Bruno

Bay Area residents can get a taste of what an earthquake will do to their possessions when the Big Shaker hits town Sept. 6.

The Big Shaker, the world's largest mobile earthquake simulator, is a 24-foot trailer that is furnished like an average living room, according to the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter.

The trailer is part of the Prepare the Bay program, a joint effort between the American Red Cross Bay Area and QuakeHold! to help Bay Area residents plan for an earthquake.

The trailer is equipped with a hydraulic system that simulates varying degrees of earthquake intensity. Some of the faux furnishings are secured within the trailer, but others are not and viewers can see the
affects that a quake would have on their home.

“We plan to take it all over the Bay Area to show people how to secure their furniture, appliances and other possessions so that their things won't get broken or damaged beyond repair,'' said QuakeHold! CEO Dean Reese in a statement.

Earthquake experts and emergency managers will be at the presentation to advise viewers on how to secure household items and answer other questions, according to the American Red Cross.

The presentation of the Big Shaker will start at 10 a.m. in the Lowe's parking lot at 1340 El Camino Real.

— Bay City News

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