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GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!

Picture of woman in the 'Drop, Cover, and Hold On' position

Millions of people worldwide practiced how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on October 15* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.

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.

Start here to be included in the
2015 Great California ShakeOut!

* If you cannot hold your ShakeOut drill on 10/15, you can select another day when you register.

LEARN THE LATEST

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

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

ShakeOut Resources
"Drill Broadcast" recordings, manuals, videos, posters, & much more

Share your ShakeOut!
Share your photos, videos, and stories, and view others

ShakeOut Participant Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

PLAN YOUR DRILL

How to plan your drill:
Regional Earthquake Information:

      ShakeOut Shop

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On?

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF)

Earthquake Guide for People with Disabilities (PDF | RTF)

CHECK THE STATS


participants
and counting!

( worldwide)

Click the map for details about each area

Participants in 2014

Total: 10.4 Million

Click Map for
Area Total

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Quake Quiz

©2015 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great California 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!