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ShakeOut Partners

We all must better prepare ourselves for major earthquakes, and practice how to protect ourselves when they happen. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.

The ShakeOut is made possible by generous support of several sponsors, committed organizers from many organizations, the encouragement of many others, and people across the globe that share the ShakeOut locally.


Federal Emergency Management Agency

United States Geological Survey

National Science Foundation

Each ShakeOut region may have additional or different sponsors.


Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are organized in each Official ShakeOut Region by a wide range of local and national partners (see menu above).

The Southern California Earthquake Center, an earthquake science and education center headquartered at the University of Southern California oversees global coordination and manages all ShakeOut websites (except in Japan).

Major Partners:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

United States Geological Survey

National Science Foundation

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

American Red Cross

Earthquake Country Alliance


Many other government agencies, businesses, organizations, and community groups are also promoting the ShakeOut to their members and constituents, including:

Safe America Foundation

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)


Letters of support from ShakeOut Partners, Organizers, Sponsors, and others:



presidentseal President Barack Obama obamaletter
US Department of Education
US Department od Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Education


U.S. Department of Homeland Security
US Department of Homeland Security Letter
DHSseal Nancy Ward, Regional Administrator of FEMA Region IX femaletter
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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!