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2016 ShakeOut!

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

U.S. Virgin Islanders can join them today by registering for the 2016 Great U.S. Virgin Islands 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. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America's PrepareAthon!

* If you cannot hold your ShakeOut drill on 10/20, you can select another day when you register.


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

Who is Participating?
Lists by county, area, & category

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

Share your ShakeOut
Your photos, videos, and stories

Frequently Asked Questions


How to plan your drill & get prepared...

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

New! Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF)

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


participants and counting!

( worldwide)

Click the map for details about each area
Click to see the number of participants from Other Areas Click to see the number of participants from St. Croix Click to see the number of participants from St. Thomas Click to see the number of participants from St. John

2015 Participants: Over 6,000
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©2016 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great U.S. Virgin Islands 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!