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ShakeOut Media Center

At 10:18 a.m. on October 18, 2018, thousands of people in the Central U.S. will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!

2017 Central U.S. ShakeOut Media Guide (PDF)
Includes ShakeOut descriptions, text for PSAs, available resources and descriptions, fact sheets, and media contacts

Missouri Resource Page (Useful for all states)

General Messaging Page

2018 ShakeOut Media Venues
ShakeOut participants: If your drill is a potential news media location on or before 10/18/18, please complete our Event Submission form.



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Audio and Video "Drill Broadcast" recordings available for radio/tv stations to play during the ShakeOut Drill (see list of participating stations).

Drill Broadcast (larger size video version) for TV stations to download and play during the ShakeOut Drill.

You may find answers to your questions about the ShakeOut on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Questions about "Drop, Cover, and Hold On"? Please see our special report.


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©2018 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great Central U.S. 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!