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2022 Great Washington ShakeOut!

International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October and millions of people in Washington take part each year. If you only take one day per year to think about how you can be more prepared for your earthquake and tsunami hazards, make it this one!

You can hold your ShakeOut drill when and where you want. You can even choose another date or several dates, and include people in multiple locations (home, work, or school), perhaps through video conferencing. Get creative with your ShakeOut participation!

If you live or work in a coastal area, ShakeOut day is also a perfect time to practice your tsunami evacuation routes: when you feel shaking or receive an alert through ShakeAlert: Drop, Cover, and Hold On – then get to high ground or inland! Learn more about tsunami preparedness and find great resources for your ShakeOut tsunami evacuation drill at TsunamiZone.org.

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

ShakeOut Resources
"Drill Broadcast" recordings, manuals, videos, posters, & much more

Frequently Asked Questions

ShakeOut E-mail Updates

Get seconds of warning before an earthquake on your mobile phone with USGS ShakeAlert!

PLAN YOUR DRILL

Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On?

Drop, Cover, Hold On

How to plan your drill & get prepared...

      ShakeOut Shop

Preparedness Resources



CHECK THE STATS


participants and counting!

( worldwide)

Click the map for details about each area
Click to see the number of participants from Coastal Washington Click to see the number of participants from Northwest Washington Click to see the number of participants from Southwest Washington Click to see the number of participants from South Central Washington Click to see the number of participants from North Central Washington Click to see the number of participants from Eastern Washington Click to see the number of participants from Other Areas

2021 Participants: 1.3 million
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The Great Washington ShakeOut