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ShakeOut Resources

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Official ShakeOut Region Resources:

Please note: The materials on this page are provided to promote ShakeOut participation and preparedness in other states and countries that are not official shakeout regions (which have customized resources).

ShakeOut Resources with no date are also available.

Drill Manuals and Other Planning Documents

ShakeOut Drill Manual for K-12 Schools
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Businesses
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Non Profits and Other Organizations
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Government Agencies and Facilities
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Healthcare (PDF)
Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

NEW! Options for Government Agency Participation and Outreach (PDF)
NEW! College Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources
Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (including situations when you cannot get beneath a table) (PDF | RTF)

Updated! Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (8 pages) (PDF | RTF)

Updated! Key Earthquake Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (2 pages) (PDF | RTF)

Earthquake and Tsunami DAFN Preparedness Video (Sign Language and Open Captioned)

Prepare to survive and recover with the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety!


Earthquake Safety Video Series Learn how you can stay safe from shaking in a variety of situations. (YouTube, captions in English, Spanish, and French)

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


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)

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    Custom Flyers for each Category (PDF files)

Individuals and Families
Childcare and Preschool
K-12 (Primary and Secondary) Schools
Youth Organizations
Colleges and Universities
Tribes/Indigenous Peoples
Federal/National Government
State/Provincial Government
Local Government
Neighborhood Groups

Senior Facilities/Communities
Disability 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

Generic flyer for all categories

Get Ready to ShakeOut Banner

Web Banners

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

©2016 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
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!