The Washington Great Shake Out is coming on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:18a.m.! It is the largest statewide earthquake drill and tsunami siren test. There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, government agencies, and others to participate in the Shake Out, to get prepared for earthquakes, and to share what you're doing with others so they can do the same.
Federal, State, and Local Emergency Management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes (here's why). The Washington Great Shake Out is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.