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2016 ShakeOut!

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

American Samoans can join them today by registering for the 2016 Great American Samoa ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America's PrepareAthon!

* If you cannot hold your ShakeOut drill on 10/20, you can select another day when you register.


How to Participate
Information for individuals, schools and many types of organizations

Who is Participating?
Lists by county, area, & category

ShakeOut Resources
Manuals, posters, & much more

Share your ShakeOut
Your photos, videos, and stories

Frequently Asked Questions


How to plan your drill & get prepared...

      ShakeOut Shop

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

New! Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF)

New! Earthquake Guide for People with Disabilities (PDF | RTF)


Click to see the number of participants from Other Areas Click to see the number of participants from American Samoa

2015 Participants: Over 19,000
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participant totals

©2016 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great American Samoa ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!