Participating in New Zealand ShakeOut is a great way for you and your family (or flatmates) to learn the right actions to take before, during and after an earthquake.
It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
Check out the information below for basic instructions on how you can get prepared, do the drill and find out more.
* If you cannot do the drill at 9:15am, 15 October 2015, you can choose a time to suit you within two weeks of the drill (and still be counted).
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“Great drill. Did it with my 4 year old daughter at home, was funny for her. Proud to be part of it. Thanks NZ!” - Maria Albertengo-Shaw on New Zealand ShakeOut 2012.
Once you've signed up:
9:15am, 15 October 2015:
Signal the start of the drill: there are lots of ways to start the drill, like listen to the radio, blow a whistle, bellow ‘earthquake!’ (be mindful of timid folk) or watch official videos (more information to come later).
Do the Drop, Cover, and Hold drill for 30-45 seconds:
While you are doing the drill, imagine that it is real and what might be happening around you. Think about what you might need to do before a real earthquake happens to help protect yourself and your family.
After your drill is complete, have discussions about what you learned and, if necessary, make changes to your household emergency plan.
Share your ShakeOut photos, videos, and stories on the Share the ShakeOut page.
Household emergency plans
Teaching children about earthquakes
More resources are being developed and will be released during the campaign. Check back here soon for updates.