New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. In 2018, it takes place on Thursday 18 October at 9.30 am.

What do you need to know?

This is a world-wide event, to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake – Drop, Cover and Hold – and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

Follow the link to the ShakeOut website to take part; it’s easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Sign up – as a household, workplace, school or other organisation
  2. Share – follow the link for resources
  3. Do the ShakeOut – wherever you are at 9.30am, Thursday 18 October 2018: Drop, Cover and Hold


Date posted: 12 October, 2018