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Official ShakeOut Region News & Events:

This page provides a list of news articles, media advisories, ShakeOut events, participant email updates, and more, related to ShakeOut participation in areas that are not within Official ShakeOut Regions.

Media Contacts:


Resources for Print, TV, and Radio Media

  • Blurbs for news articles, PSAs, broadcasts, and newsletters
  • ShakeOut Graphics
  • ShakeOut Videos (Earthquake Safety, Drill Broadcasts)

ShakeOut Media Venues

How media organizations can participate in the ShakeOut

Frequently Asked Questions


Recent news articles about the ShakeOut will be listed here soon

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Events that inform the public about preparedness and the ShakeOut will be listed on our calendar.

Calendar of ShakeOut-Related Events

Add your event to the ShakeOut Calendar (states and countries that are not in Official ShakeOut Regions)

(Participants in ShakeOut Regions: Use the pull-down menu above to select your region's News and Events page in order to add events to your region's calendar)


Updates e-mailed to participants and others with the latest ShakeOut news, preparedness tips, and more will be listed here soon

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Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills 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!