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New Zealand ShakeOut - 18 October 2018

1 Oct 2018, 9:36 AM

New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, taking place at 9:30am on Thursday 18 October.

It is important that we all know the correct action to take in an earthquake and tsunami, so make sure you encourage others to get involved, practise their Drop, Cover and Hold and walk their tsunami evacuation route if they're in a coastal area.

Do the ShakeOut

Wherever you are at 9.30am on 18 October 2018, you can take part in the drill. Just Drop, Cover and Hold for up to one minute, and if you’re in a coastal area practise your tsunami hīkoi. There are lots of hints and tips for signalling the start and finish of the drill, what to do before hand to get more prepared, and what to do when the drill is over. Click here to visit the website.

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