Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill scheduled for Oct. 15


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) October 15 is the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.

The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is a worldwide earthquake safety movement involving 17.1 million people throughout 2020.

Most participate in ShakeOut by registering to practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” and many do much more.

Visit to register your organization, school, agency, business, or family and perform a ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ drill on October 15 at 10:15 a.m., or any date and time that works best for you.

The drill can be completed together in-person or at home via videoconferencing.

Once registered you will:

  • Learn how your organization, school, agency, business, or family can be more prepared for earthquakes.
  • Be counted in the world’s largest earthquake drill.
  • Receive ShakeOut news and other information about earthquakes and preparedness.
  • Make a difference by motivating others to participate and be prepared.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants are adapting their ShakeOut activities through videoconferencing, choosing staggered or alternative dates, and following local health and safety guidelines (see

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