Californians must get better prepared before the next big earthquake, and practice how to protect ourselves when it happens. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.
Scroll down for basic instructions for how large and small businesses, commercial facilities, non-governmental utilities and railways, chambers of commerce, etc., can plan their drill, tips for getting prepared, and suggestions for sharing the ShakeOut with others. With your participation, this may be the largest earthquake drill ever!
Other ways to participate:
SoCalfirst (a coalition of financial institutions and other critical infrastructure sectors), partners with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Caltech, and the California Earthquake Alliance (CEA) in the Great Shake Out.
As SoCalfirst members, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Northern Trust and other leading financial, insurance, credit and legal sector have made dedicated efforts to support this cause. Read a few examples of how SoCalfirst members are committed to the Great ShakeOut.
New! Download the Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations tipsheet (300 KB PDF).
New! Benefits to Participating Businesses (PDF)
Between now and October 16:
October 16, 10:16 a.m.:
What we do now, before the next big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like after.
The 7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business booklet provides detailed instructions for what any size business can do to get prepare.