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How To Participate and Prepare

There are many ways you can participate in New Zealand ShakeOut. We've provided tailored information to help you, your organisation, school or business to get ready to ShakeOut.

Individuals, families and households

Schools and pre-schools

Businesses and workplaces

Other groups and organisations


Further information:

What is ShakeOut? (PDF)

Instructions for people with disabilities or special requirements

Resources for the deaf and hearing impaired

Resources for the blind or partially sighted

Information about getting prepared for an earthquake is available in nine languages at www.getthru.govt.nz (English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Te Reo Māori, Gagana Sāmoa, Lea Faka-Tonga, and Arabic).

The ShakeOut website and registration system are services of SCEC, the Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
New Zealand ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!