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Messages, Graphics, and Other Resources

These resources are useful for ShakeOut participants, news media, government agencies, and others to promote awareness and participation in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills and to encourage preparedness via the news media, social media, and other outreach activities.

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Messaging
Audio/Video
Still Graphics
Animated Graphics
Earthquake Safety Guides
Calendar and Media Venues List
Media Contacts



Messaging Resources:

ShakeOut Descriptions (Blurbs, Blogs, Articles, Websites, Emails)

ShakeOut Talking Points (Word), for Speakers, PIOs, Anchors, Media Representatives

ShakeOut PSA Mentions and Drill Broadcast Scripts

ShakeOut General Social Media Messaging

ShakeOut Press Release Templates

ShakeOut Media Advisory Templates

ShakeOut Social Media Channels

Frequently Asked Questions



Audio/Video:

Earthquake Safety Video Series

ShakeOut Radio and TV PSAs (California and National, English and Spanish)

*2017 versions for radio and TV are now available!

ShakeOut Global Radio and TV Drill Broadcasts, English and Spanish

Radio/TV Station Participation (Get Scripts, Be Listed)

  • Want to record your own PSA or drill broadcast? Get drill, PSA, and short-blurb transcripts here
  • List your radio or tv station as an official drill broadcast station for listeners/viewers
  • Register your radio or tv station to participate in the 2017 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
  • Visit the radio/tv broadcasters page



Still Graphics:

ShakeOut logos, 'Drop, Cover, and Hold On' artwork in multiple languages, and more.

ShakeOut web and social media banners (several varieties and sizes)

ShakeOut Participant Badge

ShakeOut Get Ready Banner




Animated Graphics

These work well when emails, websites, and Twitter (just add as an image). To save one, right-click and save it or move to the desktop. We have also optimized them to be under 3 MB for social media scheduling services such as Buffer or HootSuite. Click to open larger quality version.


Animated GIFs made from the Earthquake Safety Video Series.

Earthquake Safety GIF No Shelter Earthquake Safety GIF Shelter
Earthquake Safety GIF Stadium Earthquake Safety GIF No Tsunami
Earthquake Safety GIF Stadium Earthquake Safety GIF Bed

Animated GIFs made from the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.Click to open larger quality version:

Prepare! (Steps 1 - 4)

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety GIF Step 1 Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety GIF Step 2
Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety GIF Step 3 Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety GIF Step 4

Survive! (Steps 5 - 6)

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety GIF Step 5 Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety GIF Step 6

Recover! (Step 7)

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety GIF Step 7

Post-Earthquake "Quick-Tips" GIFs

Improve Safety in Bed Improve Safety with a Dust and Mask
Improve Safety by Knowing PASS Improve Safety with a NOAA Weather Radio
Improve Safety by Texting First, Talking Second Improve Safety with a Gas Wrench

Earthquake Safety Guides:

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (including situations when you cannot get beneath a table) (PDF)

Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On is recommended

Key Earthquake Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (2 pages) (PDF)

Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (8 pages) (PDF)

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions For Parents and Care Providers of Young Children and Infants (PDF)

Earthquake Safety in Stores (PDF)



Media Contacts:




Calendar and Media Venues List:

You are currently on a global page. Select a region's page from the top of this window frame ("Other ShakeOuts") to then access the News and Events tab to view calendar and media venues respective to that region.

©2017 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!