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ShakeOut Resources

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The following materials are available to you or your organization to support your participation in the ShakeOut and to promote awareness and preparedness:

Earthquake scenarios for your drill

    To aid in the development of self-led earthquake drills, we have created several earthquake scenarios for your use.

Earthquake Hazard Information - USGS Publications

Drill Manuals and Other Planning Documents


Audio and Video "Drill Broadcast" recordings created to provide instructions during your Drop, Cover, Hold On drill.

Videos that explain "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" and other topics, useful for understanding or promoting the ShakeOut.

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


    Download these PDF files that can be printed at 8.5x11 as flyers, or printed larger as posters
Get Ready to ShakeOut
"Get Ready to ShakeOut"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Join Us
"Join Us"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out."
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Get Ready to ShakeOut."
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Join Us"
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Don't Freak Out"
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"What To Do"
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Drop, Cover and Hold On"
Color (PDF)

    Custom Flyers for each Category (PDF files)

Individuals and Families
Childcare and Preschool
K-12 Schools and Districts
Youth Organizations
Colleges and Universities
Tribes and Rancherias
Federal Government
State Government
Local Government
Neighborhood Groups

Senior Facilities/Communities
Disability/AFN Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Preparedness Organizations
Faith-based Organizations
Museums, Libraries, Parks, etc.
Volunteer/Service Clubs
Animal Shelter/Service Providers
Volunteer Radio Groups
Science/Engineering Organizations
Hotels and other Lodgings
Media Organizations

collage of flyers

Generic flyer for all categories

Web Banners Web Banner: Get Ready to ShakeOut

    You can place a ShakeOut web banner on your web page to encourage participation in the ShakeOut.

Educational Resources

NEW! Earthquake Resources Organized by the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)

  • Topics include: What causes earthquakes, how to structures respond, how are tsunamis formed, and more
  • Resources include: videos and animations, games, coloring pages/books, photo galleries, maps, posters, and much more

Sample Resolution Draft

Instructions and additional resources for specific groups:


While we can not stop a huge earthquake from occurring, we can be prepared. Learn more about earthquake safety and how you can get prepared at the following sites:

Drop, Cover, and Hold On

U.S. Geological Survey

©2015 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!