Are you prepared? There have been a lot of little earthquakes happening lately, serving as gentle reminders to be prepared for the Big One.

At 10:21 a.m. on Thursday morning (10/21), the state of California will be holding The Great California ShakeOut, an annual earthquake drill that happens every third Thursday in October. This year's drill will be the largest preparedness event in U.S. history. Register here!

Participants are asked to do the Drop, Cover, and Hold On procedure, which means immediately protecting yourself regardless of where you are. "If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table."

Here are some additional tips relating to various circumstances you might find yourself in during a quake.

And take the Quake Quiz just for kicks.