Join New Zealand's largest ever earthquake drill at 9:26am on 26 September 2012 (Remember 9:26-26/9)
While earthquake hazard varies from region to region, all of New Zealand is prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes- at home, at work, at school or on holiday.
New Zealand ShakeOut has been created to help people and organisations get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to be protected when they happen. Everyone will practice "Drop, Cover and Hold"—the right action to take in an earthquake.
New Zealand ShakeOut also provides a fantastic opportunity for organisations and businesses to examine and review their own emergency preparedness arrangements. Families and households can create, review and practice their household plans.
Read on to learn more about earthquake hazards in your region and why you should Drop, Cover and Hold.
As a registered ShakeOut participant you will:
- Be counted in the largest earthquake drill in New Zealand ever!
- Be included on lists of who is participating in your area (Optional)
- Be an example that motivates others to participate and get prepared
- Be updated with ShakeOut news and other information about earthquakes and preparedness