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.

Primary school students doing Drop, Cover and Hold

Watch ShakeOut 2022!

Watch ShakeOut 2022 from Waimea Intermediate in Nelson.

Watch our ShakeOut at Waimea Intermediate
Get Ready to ShakeOut. Celebrating 10 years NZ ShakeOut. 27 October 2022 9:25am. National earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi

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