Andrew Freeborn

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves during earthquakes, whether they live, work, or travel to an area where earthquakes are common.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are annual opportunities to learn and practice earthquake safety with millions of people worldwide!

Each year, ShakeOut participants in schools, businesses, non-profits, government agencies, neighborhoods, organizations, and households all across the world practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and other aspects of their emergency plans.

The goal of ShakeOut is to encourage people and organizations to be prepared to survive and to recover quickly when the next big earthquake happens.


This year’s International ShakeOut Day is October 20, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills!

At 10:20 am (local time) on 10/20, you can join millions of people across the world practicing earthquake safety. “Drop, Cover and Hold On”. 

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