This Thursday is International ShakeOut Day!

The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is nearly upon us. What activities and resources are you promoting to raise awareness and encourage participation in the drill? There are a lot of good ideas out there. For instance, take a look at these examples from the state of Washington:

  • At noon on Oct. 21, 2021, the Washington Emergency Management Division will field earthquake-related questions on the agency’s Facebook page.
  • Because ShakeAlert technology is now active in Washington, the EMDPrepare YouTube Channel now offers an audio recording that narrates a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill starting with a ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning alert message.
  • And Washington plans to run a test of the state’s coastal tsunami sirens to coincide with this year’s ShakeOut earthquake drill.

ShakeOut is a great opportunity to focus attention on earthquake readiness — starting with the core message to join the drill and Drop, Cover, and Hold On this Thursday, October 21, 2021!

The Clock is Ticking: Are You Ready for ShakeOut 2021?

ShakeOut is only a couple of weeks away now, on October 21. There’s still time to register and plan your earthquake drill and preparedness activities. Just visit and select your ShakeOut region to learn more.

Take a look at the ShakeOut partners listed for your state, territory, or region to discover the organizers of your area’s ShakeOut, and visit their websites to find more resources and learn about any activities that they may have planned for this year’s drill.