Are you prepared for a major earthquake? Do you know how to protect yourself when they happen? The purpose of the ShakeOut website is to help people and organizations do both. Several earthquake scenarios for individuals, schools, governments, and organizations are provided on the website. The ShakeOut dtill began in 2008 with the Great Southern California ShakeOut. Last year, the California ShakeOut had 7.9 million participants.

2011 was the first year of The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. It was the largest earthquake drill to ever take place in the Central U.S. with more than 3 million registered participants. 2011 was also the first year of the British Columbia ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill to ever take place in Canada, with 470,000 participants.

The next Central United States ShakeOut will likely be held on February 7th, 2012, with the first Japanese ShakeOut, centered in Tokyo, planned for the following month on March 11, 2012, the anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anna's picture
Anna says:

When I first saw this, I thought it was something from the future. Funny! Gotta go.


posted on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 6:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Fri, 12/30/2011 - 11:31am
timothy's picture
timothy says:

wow i thought the same thing as Anna! Haha thats funny!

posted on Sat, 12/31/2011 - 3:52pm
angely's picture
angely says:


posted on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 1:46pm
b's picture
b says:

Tell us more about what willl happen that day? What will people be doing and why register?

posted on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 10:27am
Josh Ragner's picture
Josh Ragner says:

are they predicting the future? how would they know this stuff? I am really curious about this stuff. please Email or reply! thanks!

posted on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 1:15pm
tracy's picture
tracy says:

thisis so amazing.. so mmuch to learn

posted on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 8:08pm
angely's picture
angely says:

cool story :)

posted on Sat, 01/07/2012 - 3:00pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

very interesting.

posted on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 1:36pm
jzkck's picture
jzkck says:

it's not fun being around when this happens

posted on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 2:23pm

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