Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill – October 17, 2013

The Earth with bricks falling around it.

The rise in earthquakes requires education and preparation.

Finally, someone is organizing and implementing earthquake awareness. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill will take place worldwide on October 17, 2013.

These drills will help homes, schools, and organizations improve natural disaster preparedness, and begin practicing how to be safe during earthquakes.

Go to to learn which of the designated ShakeOut Regions you are located in.

Any person and organization in every state, province, and country around the world can register to be included in a global participation drill.

Become Aware

A cartoon red apple holding a diploma.

The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills teach school children how to prepare for earthquakes.

Katie Cook with The Great ShakeOut is creating a lesson plan series for elementary school students. The most important place to begin is education to learn about earthquakes – why they occur and where.

Once awareness is achieved, then fear can be minimized while safety is maximized.

Earthquakes are very natural – and normalEarth movements. Our planet travels through space very fast, and it moves in many different ways – all at the same time.

Earthquakes are a response to these movements, and they actually keep the pressure and heat inside of the crust balanced.

Where Humans Went Wrong

Before technology, humans did not know where earthquake boundaries were located, worldwide.  We now understand that the most dangerous earthquake zones are around the rim of the Pacific Ocean where some of the most beautiful places on Earth are located on islands and along shorelines.

It’s paradise with a big catch … earthquakes.

A picture of the New York City buildings.

We have built our most highly populated cities on top of earthquake zones.

Over the centuries, humans have built skyscrapers, multi-level bridges, nuclear power plants, athletic stadiums, airports, hospitals, and housing developments on top of the most dangerous earthquake zones.

Modern humans do not want to “relocate or restructure” our most populated cities within these earthquake zones.

It is time that we realize we must change our metropolitan centers, bringing them lower to the ground and using alternative energy that can come back on-line much quicker than our present, antiquated power systems.

We cannot continue to play “dare” with the Earth’s geologic clock. We must respect Nature’s power, and prepare responsibly for Earth changes and natural disasters.

The tragedies occur when we DO NOT TAKE ACTION to prevent harm.


Hat’s Off to! Awareness is the key to survival and disaster prevention. The drill that they are organizing will save millions of lives, and is currently taking place in 10 US states.

Let’s spread the word to encourage others to join in.

No Turning Back

Earth changes are upon us, and they are not going away. The ultimate solution is to learn more about earthquakes and natural disasters, to execute preparedness programs, such as The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, and educate everyone about Earth changes and natural disasters.

Get involved with your local politicians and government agencies to begin changes for the future. The Earth is moving forward – humanity has not followed.

Today’s energytransportation, developmentcities, and corporate farming are antiquated. We MUST make social changes to prevent natural disasters from doing the masses harm. Nature is going to keep changing – mankind MUST begin changing with it.

The following are additional information resources providing tips for earthquake and natural disaster safety:

Great Links

Disaster Recovery Training (Free)

A Guide to Keeping Your Family Safe During an Earthquake

The Earthquake Recovery Resource Guide

Earthquake Preparedness Drills

Stay safe everyone.