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The ShakeOut Drill Broadcast

Audio and Video "Drill Broadcast" recordings customized for Central US are provided below, with instructions and (soon) earthquake sound effects to play during your Drop, Cover, Hold On drill. Also included will be sound effects with no narration. Using these resources is not required but may make your drill more interesting and educational.

These recordings are suitable for use for earthquake drills anytime (with proper introduction).

AUDIO

MP3 files are suitable for playing on your computer, and over PA systems.

  • Download now and test before playing during your drill
  • Please do not play the files directly from this website at drill time
  • For best performance, listen to the recording through external speakers (there is a rumble sound that may not be heard through most internal computer speakers)

AIFF files are for broadcast by radio stations.


NEW! Narration and Sound Effects (60 seconds)

NEW! Narration Only, No Sound Effects (60 seconds)

Quake Sound Effects (50 seconds- backgrounds sounds for 60 second drill broadcasts)

VIDEO

ShakeOut Drill Broadcast video files with text captioning

Please do not play the files directly from this website at drill time, instead, download the file in advance (below) or view the videos on our Youtube Channel.

Television and cable broadcasters: Please email shakeout@cusec.org to request the link for downloading high-resolution versions.



New! Narration and Sound Effects (60 seconds)

New! Narration Only, No Sound Effects (60 seconds)

©2014 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great Central U.S. 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!