What is New Zealand ShakeOut and tsunami hīkoi?

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.

Watch New Zealand ShakeOut 2023
Primary school students doing Drop, Cover and Hold

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.

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Earthquake Commission logo

New Zealand ShakeOut is proudly co-sponsored by Toka Tū Ake Earthquake Commission.

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