New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. It's taking place Thursday 27 October 2022 at 9:30am.
ShakeOut takes place across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake. Drop, Cover and Hold. You can also practice a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation walk) if you're in a coastal area.
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Use this New Zealand ShakeOut audio announcement to start your earthquake drill. Play it through a speaker or PA so everyone knows the correct action to take.