New Zealand ShakeOut 2019

Our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 1.30pm.

ShakeOut is held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake — Drop, Cover and Hold — and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

  • To take part in the drill, sign up your school, organisation or household, and you will be sent all the information you need to do the drill.
  • Click here to find basic instructions on how you can get prepared and do the drill.

Drop, Cover and Hold is still the right action to take. Click here (PDF, 135 Kb) to view the Drop, Cover, Hold Factsheet.

New Zealand ShakeOut 2019