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October 18, 2012 is the nationwide Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. This event, sponsored by FEMA, encourages people to know what to do in order to prepare for earthquakes.

Tomorrow, join more than 13 million people nationwide in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. Register here!

"Earthquakes occur all year long across our country – in a lot of places you wouldn’t expect," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. "For the Great ShakeOut, we’re asking everyone to take just a minute out of your day to drop, cover and hold on, and practice what you would do during an actual earthquake."

Plan now to take part in the drill tomorrow, October 18 at 10:18 a.m., your local time. When an earthquake happens, you only have seconds to react. The best protective action is to "Drop, Cover and Hold On."

  • DROP to the ground;
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table; and
  • HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

To help get you prepared on ways that you can become prepared for earthquakes, check out this game: http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/beatthequake/game/


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