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The Great Southern California ShakeOut
The Great Southern California ShakeOut

ShakeOut Videos

These videos are useful for understanding or promoting the ShakeOut and the ShakeOut Scenario.

ShakeOut Drill Broadcast

NEW! Audio and Video recordings have been created to provide instructions during your Drop, Cover, Hold On drill.


"Preparedness Now" short film (4:32)

Up-and-coming film director, motion graphics designer and Art Center College of Design alumnus, Theo Alexopoulos, takes you on a visceral journey through the USGS ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario. The film was created by the USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project in cooperation with the Designmatters program at Art Center to depict the physical, social, and economic consequences of the most comprehensive earthquake scenario ever created. The film gives the viewers a sense of what will be happening and inspires them to prepare and mitigate for a faster recovery. The premise underlying the film is that design is a powerful catalyst that can bridge the divide between scientific understanding about damaging quakes, and the ability of the public to feel empowered and to change their behavior in terms of preparedness.

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Youtube Videos about the ShakeOut:

Dr. Lucy Jones: What is the ShakeOut?

Dr. Lucy Jones: Origin of the ShakeOut?

Dr. Lucy Jones: Changing the Culture of Preparedness

Dr. Lucy Jones: ShakeOut Goal

Dr. Lucy Jones: Earthquake Safe Actions

Dr. Lucy Jones: About the USGS Multi-Hazard Initiative


ShakeOut Public Service Announcements

View on YouTube:


Scenario Shaking Simulation Video


ShakeOut Presentations

Dr. Lucy Jones: "Creating a Culture of Preparedness," Sept. 15, 2008, Beverly Hills.
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Recording of Dr. Lucy Jones' August 27 ShakeOut webinar now available (PC only) (Sponsored by 3n)

Recorded webcast of August 13 San Bernardino County ShakeOut Associates Kickoff Meeting
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July 29, 2008 Chino Hills earthquake



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