It’s Time: Prepare to ShakeOut!

ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out. October 20, 2022.

The international Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill happens on Thursday, October 20 this year. Take advantage of all the free tools and information at to help you plan your participation, teach others, and get the word out to the folks in your network.

Get started by checking out these ShakeOut messaging and outreach resources, including earthquake safety documents in multiple languages.

Today is the day: ShakeOut!

It’s time to put your plans for your ShakeOut drill into action: Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

You can still take advantage of today’s other earthquake preparedness activities, too. Just visit your state or region’s webpage at and checkout what’s listed under News & Events. For example:

  • In California, you can tune in to The Great “Online” California ShakeOut!, a YouTube Live event today from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. PT—with earthquake drills, trivia and prizes, speeches from officials, educational presentations/videos, and a MyShake app demonstration. No registration required; just visit to watch.