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

Mark your calendars! You are invited to join thousands of people who practiced how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15a.m. on October 15th* in the 2020 Great CNMI ShakeOut!

Last year more than 61 million people were registered in ShakeOut drills worldwide. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes.

Start here to be included in the 2020 ShakeOut!

* If you cannot hold your ShakeOut drill on 10/15, 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 participant totals
Click to see the number of participants from Other Areas Click to see the number of participants from CNMI

2019 Participants: Over 10,000
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©2020 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great CNMI 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!