New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place Thursday 28 October at 9:30am.
ShakeOut is held across the world 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.Sign up | Waitohu Mai
To take part in the drill, sign up your school, organisation or household. It takes two minutes to sign up and we’ll send you all the information you need to do the drill.
Wherever you are at 9.30am on 28 October 2021, you can take part in the drill. Just Drop, Cover and Hold for up to one minute, and if you’re in a coastal area practise your tsunami hīkoi.
This New Zealand ShakeOut audio announcement can be used to facilitate your Drop Cover and Hold earthquake drill. Play it through a speaker or PA so everyone knows the correct action to take.