21 July 2024

Kiwis to participate in world’s biggest ShakeOut drill tomorrow

Nationwide, 776,937 participants have already registered

Shake Out is tomorrow, 17 Oct.(Courtesy: ‘Getready’ website)

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world’s biggest earthquake drill tomorrow, Thursday, 17 October at 1.30pm.

The annual drill is to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake which is to Drop, Cover, Hold, and to practise their tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if they are in a coastal area.

Drop, Cover, Hold
Practice your ‘Drop, Cover, Hold

Currently, 7,76,937 Kiwis have registered nationwide to participate in this ShakeOut drill tomorrow, according to the information available on ‘Getready’ website.

While ShakeOut will be held during the school and work day, people should try the drill with their whanau at a time that suits them.

Taking part in ShakeOut is easy and a great way for you and your family (or flatmates) to learn the right actions to take before, during and after an earthquake and tsunami.

You can still sign up and know more about ‘How to ShakeOut’ here: https://getready.govt.nz/involved/shakeout/how-to-shakeout/

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