Find basic instructions on how you can get prepared and take part in New Zealand ShakeOut.
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 practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if you're in a coastal area.
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ShakeOut is a self-run drill. You can start it in whatever way works for you. You could:
Drop, Cover and Hold for 30–60 seconds:
While you are doing the drill, take note of what might be happening around you in a real earthquake. Think about what you might need to do to prepare for a real earthquake.
If you are in a tsunami evacuation zone you should practise your evacuation route, or ‘tsunami hīkoi’. A tsunami hīkoi is a walk that takes you along your tsunami evacuation route either inland or towards high ground.learn about tsunami hīkoi
After your ShakeOut drill and tsunami hīkoi:
If an earthquake is Long or Strong, Get Gone. Watch this short video to find about Long or Strong, Get Gone.
Download and share this factsheet in Te Reo Māori on what to do before, during and after an earthquake.
Download and share this factsheet in Te Reo Māori about what to do before, during and after a tsunami.