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Picture of woman in the 'Drop, Cover, and Hold On' position

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to
Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

You can join them today by registering for the
2013 Great Rocky Mountain ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

Start here to be included in the 2013 ShakeOut!

* You can hold your drill at any time within 2 weeks of October 17. Because of school schedules, Montana is participating on October 23.

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

Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On?

Frequently Asked Questions

10:17 a.m. on October 17, 2013
(10:23 am on 10/23 in Montana)


How to plan your drill & get prepared...

Regional Earthquake Information...

      ShakeOut Shop

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

New! Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF)

New! Earthquake Guide for People with Disabilities (PDF | RTF)

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Colorado Click to see the number of participants from Wyoming Click to see the number of participants from Montana Click to see the number of participants from Other Areas


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