We all must better prepare ourselves for major earthquakes, and practice how to protect ourselves when they happen. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.
The ShakeOut is made possible by generous support of several sponsors, committed organizers from many organizations, the encouragement of many others, and people across the globe that share the ShakeOut locally.
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are organized in each Official ShakeOut Region by a wide range of local and national partners (see menu above).
The Southern California Earthquake Center, an earthquake science and education center headquartered at the University of Southern California oversees global coordination and manages all ShakeOut websites (except in Japan).
Many other government agencies, businesses, organizations, and community groups are also promoting the ShakeOut to their members and constituents, including:
Letters of support from ShakeOut Partners, Organizers, Sponsors, and others:
|President Barack Obama|
||U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
|Nancy Ward, Regional Administrator of FEMA Region IX|