Knowing what to do before an earthquake happens can help avoid injury and save lives. New Zealand ShakeOut provides an opportunity to practise the Drop, Cover and Hold earthquake drill.
The boxes below provide guidelines for how individuals, families, and other households (flatmates, etc.) can plan their drill, tips for getting prepared, and suggestions for sharing the ShakeOut with others. With your participation, this will be the largest earthquake drill ever in New Zealand!
|Other ways to participate:||Who else is participating?|
Between now and 26 September:
9:26am on 26 September:
Getting ready before an earthquake strikes will help reduce damage to your home and help you and your family to survive.
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).
Invite others to register for New Zealand ShakeOut. With your help this can become the largest earthquake drill in New Zealand history!