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Get Ready to ShakeOut!


Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18 a.m. on October 18* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

Most people participate in Official ShakeOut Regions (see menu above).

People and organizations in other regions can also learn how to participate and register to be included.

Start here to be included in the 2018 ShakeOut!

*If you cannot hold your ShakeOut drill on 10/18, you can select another day when you register.


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

Who is Participating?
Participation totals and lists by category

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

Share your ShakeOut!
Your photos, videos, and stories


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)

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


As more people and organizations register, these totals will grow larger. Please encourage others to ShakeOut!

Oct. 19, 2017 Total:

2017 Global Total:

©2019 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!