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GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!

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Mark your calendars! Millions of people worldwide will Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16th*. You are invited to join them by participating in the 2014 Great NorthEast ShakeOut!

Last year more than 24.8 million people were registered in Great ShakeOut earthquake drills worldwide. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes.

2014 is the second year that Northeast states will be organized as an Official ShakeOut Region. FEMA and the Northeast States Emergency Consortium are coordinating recruitment across the entire region.

Registration will soon open for the 2014 ShakeOut. Past registrants will be emailed when they can renew their participation.

* You can hold your drill at any time within 2 weeks of October 16th.

Learn the Latest

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

Who is Participating?
Lists by state & category

ShakeOut Resources
Audio and video broadcasts, manuals, posters, & much more

Share your ShakeOut
Your photos, videos, and stories

Frequently Asked Questions

PLAN YOUR DRILL

How to plan your drill

Information for your state

      ShakeOut Shop

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF)

Earthquake Guide for People with Disabilities (PDF | RTF)

Check the Stats


participants and counting!

( worldwide)

Click an area on our interactive map to find other ShakeOut participants in your state...
Click to see the number of participants from New Jersey Click to see the number of participants from Pennsylvania Click to see the number of participants from Connecticut Click to see the number of participants from Rhode Island Click to see the number of participants from Massachusetts Click to see the number of participants from Vermont Click to see the number of participants from New Hampshire Click to see the number of participants from New York Click to see the number of participants from Maine Click to see the number of participants from Other Areas

2013 Participants: Over 300,000
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In 2014 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania are organizing statewide recruitment efforts, while FEMA and the Northeast States Emergency Consortium are coordinating recruitment across the entire region.

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©2014 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great NorthEast 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!