New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill 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 ShakeOut 2022 from Waimea Intermediate in Nelson.Watch our ShakeOut at Waimea Intermediate
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.
New Zealand ShakeOut is proudly co-sponsored by Toka Tū Ake Earthquake Commission.