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Sign up to Shake Out

Published: 8 October 2018

New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is happening at 9.30am on 18 October.

All of New Zealand is at risk of earthquakes and all of our coastlines are at risk of a tsunami. We can’t predict when they will happen, but we can practise the right action to protect ourselves.

Taking part in New Zealand ShakeOut 2018 is a great way to learn the right actions to take and get prepared.

ShakeOut – it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Sign up now! – you can register everyone in your organisation or household in a couple of minutes.
  2. Spread the word (tell friends, family and workmates, share on Facebook, Twitter etc).
  3. Do the Drop, Cover and Hold drill at 9.30am on October 2018*, followed by your tsunami hīkoi if you’re in a coastal area.

Visit to sign up, plan your drill and hīkoi, get prepared and download resources to promote your drill.

Visit the Auckland Emergency Management website to sign up to emergency alerts.

* If you cannot do the drill at 9.30am on 18 October 2018, you can choose a time to suit you within two weeks of the drill (and still be counted).