Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

Posted on October 13, 2023

A graphic that says "Shake Out. Don't Freak Out."

On October 19, 2023, millions of people will participate in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills by practicing Drop, Cover, and Hold On, or other protective actions that reduce earthquake injuries. What we do to prepare now, before the next big earthquake, will determine how well we can survive and recover. ShakeOut will occur in houses, workplaces, schools, and public spaces on October 19, 2023, at 10:19 a.m. You can also hold your drill on any other day of the year.

To participate, go to and pledge your family, school, business, or organization’s participation in the drill. Registered participants will receive information on how to plan their drills and involve others. At the minimum practice one of the recommended protective actions listed at It is only a one-minute commitment for something that can save your life. 

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