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Messages, Graphics, and Other Resources

These resources are available to the media, government agencies, and other partners for promoting awareness and participation in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills and to encourage preparedness, primarily via the news media, social media, and other outreach activities.

Messaging Resources
Earthquake Safety Guides
Calendar and Media Venues List
ShakeOut Shop

Messaging Resources:

Several Descriptions about ShakeOut (Word)

- Different lengths for newsletters, webpages, and social media

2015 ShakeOut Key Messages (PDF)

- Talking points for media, public relations professionals, and more.

- Content and graphics for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms useful for promoting ShakeOut.

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Official Great ShakeOut Facebook page (please share posts and feel free to copy/adapt in your social media)

Official Great ShakeOut Twitter handle (please retweet posts and feel free to copy/adapt in your social media)

Official Great ShakeOut YouTube channel

Earthquake Safety Guides

Special Report on Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On is recommended

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (including situations when you cannot get beneath a table) (PDF | RTF)

Key Earthquake Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (2 pages) (PDF | RTF)

Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (8 pages) (PDF | RTF)

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions For Parents and Care Providers of Young Children and Infants (PDF)

Earthquake Safety in Stores (PDF) (includes "Beat the Quake" game and additional information)

ShakeOut Get Ready Banner


ShakeOut logos, 'Drop, Cover, and Hold On' artwork in multiple languages, and more.

ShakeOut web banners (several varieties and sizes) and facebook timeline images


Videos useful for understanding or promoting the ShakeOut.

Audio and Video "Drill Broadcast" recordings (in English and Spanish) have been created to provide instructions during your Drop, Cover, Hold On drill.

Download HD versions of "Drill Broadcast" recordings (Quicktime ProRes or H.264 codecs) (in English and Spanish)

Radio PSA (Right-click or control-click to download): Mario Lopez (30 seconds)

Calendar and Media Venues List

You are currently on a global page. Select a region's page from the top of this window frame ("Other ShakeOuts") to then access the News and Events tab to view calendar and media venues respective to that region.

         ShakeOut Shop

The ShakeOut Shop has been created as a service to ShakeOut participants who are requesting t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and other products to commemorate their drills, spread preparedness messages, and encourage others to participate. Soon you will also be able to order posters and flyers with your logo or information printed on them. You can purchase emergency preparedness items and you will also receive free items and informational materials.

Proceeds from each sale go to support increasing participation in the ShakeOut and preparedness for earthquakes!

In addition, Non-Profit organizations, Schools, Neighborhood Councils, and Agencies are encouraged to partner with ShakeOut as a fundraiser for your own organization! By becoming a ShakeOutShop Affiliate, your organization will receive ten percent (10%) of the total order (not including sales tax and shipping costs) of all merchandise available through the ShakeOutShop (including ShakeOut merchandise and all preparedness supplies through

©2016 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!