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GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!



Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

You can join them today by registering for the 2017 Great Upper MidWest 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 10/19, you can select another day when you register.

quick links

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

Who is Participating?
Lists by state & category

ShakeOut Resources
Manuals, posters, & much more

Share your ShakeOut
Your photos, videos, and stories

ShakeOut Participant Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

PLAN YOUR DRILL

How to plan your drill & get prepared...

Regional Earthquake Information...

      ShakeOut Shop

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (PDF | RTF)

Earthquake Guide for People with Disabilities (PDF | RTF)

Frequently Asked Questions

See who is participating



participants and counting!

( worldwide)

Click an area on our interactive map to find
ShakeOut participants
in your state...

Click to see the number of participants from Michigan Click to see the number of participants from North Dakota Click to see the number of participants from Minnesota Click to see the number of participants from South Dakota Click to see the number of participants from Wisconsin

2016 Participants: 1,400
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©2017 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great Upper MidWest 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!