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About New Zealand ShakeOut

New Zealand ShakeOut is New Zealand’s national earthquake drill taking place at 9:30 am, 18 October 2018.

New Zealand ShakeOut is a chance for everyone in New Zealand to practise the right action to take – Drop, Cover and Hold and for everyone in coastal areas to practise their tsunami hīkoi (evacuation).

This is also an opportunity for everyone to check their preparedness plans and know the right actions to take before, during, and after an earthquake.

Who is involved?

New Zealand ShakeOut is led by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and co-ordinated regionally by Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups along with other agencies, NGOs and private sector organisations.

Everyone in New Zealand can take part, including schools, businesses, organisations, households and individuals.

Questions about New Zealand ShakeOut?

We've compiled a number of questions and answers to help you find out everything you need to know about New Zealand ShakeOut.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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!