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Great Washington Shakeout

October 19 @ 10:19 am - 10:39 am


Join is in the world's largest Earthquake drill! Register at shakeout.org

The Great Washington Shakeout Drill!

This year’s International ShakeOut Day is October 19, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home!

When the ground starts to shake, what do you do? If it involves a doorway, a triangle, or running – these are not earthquake-safe actions.

Earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are our chance to practice together how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to save lives and prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. In order to act quickly, you must practice what to do – ShakeOut is that opportunity.

Register for ShakeOut.  to learn more about Drop, Cover, and Hold On and practice updated earthquake safety actions.

Invite friends and family to practice for their safety, too!

At 10:19 am (local time) on 10/19, you can join millions of people across Washington practicing earthquake safety. While we encourage you to participate, you can register your ShakeOut drill for any day of the year, and drill at a time of your choice. You can also include people in multiple locations through video conferencing.

If you live or work in a coastal area, ShakeOut day is also a great time to practice your tsunami evacuation routes. Learn more about tsunami preparedness.


October 19
10:19 am - 10:39 am