International ShakeOut Day
International ShakeOut Day is held on October 19. Drop, Cover and Hold On! If nothing else, remember to take those three steps if and when an earthquake strikes. This event in the second decade of the month October is annual. Help us
International ShakeOut Day is every third Thursday of October, when most schedule their ShakeOut drills and other earthquake preparedness activities. This annual date was selected back in 2009, when most schools agreed this was the best time.
The first Utah Shakeout was held on April 17, 2012, and had the highest level (per capita) of any ShakeOut with more than 940,000 Utahs. The first nationwide New Zealand Shakeout was held on September 26th with more than 1.3 million participants. This was the first nationwide drill of any country.
Most people will practice how they will Drop, Cover, and Hold On during a large earthquake, which only takes about one minute. Some organizations conduct more extensive drills, which may take an hour or even all day.
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