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California, Feds Sign Earthquake Response Plan

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(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

PASADENA (AP) — California and federal emergency responders have signed a plan designed to respond to a disastrous earthquake in Southern California.

A similar state-federal pact was developed two years ago for dealing with a quake in Northern California.

More than 1,500 emergency officials worked on the Southern California response plan, which was signed Tuesday. It outlines how to deploy resources and handle injuries from a hypothetical magnitude-7.8 quake on the southern San Andreas Fault.

Officials of the California Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated in the signing ceremony in Pasadena.

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