Great Montana ShakeOut
What is the Great Montana ShakeOut?
A simple earthquake drill that everyone can do by dropping, covering, and holding on. In 2015, more than 165,000 Montanans participated in the drill, joining over 24 million people from across the globe.
When will it happen?
The 2016 Great Montana ShakeOut will happen on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:19AM.
Montana is one of the most seismically active states. Although a major earthquake has not occurred in the state since the devastating 1959 Hebgen Earthquake near Ennis which killed 29, Montana is part of the intermountain seismic belt. 4-6 small earthquakes occur in the state on average every day.
Do you know what to do when the ground starts to shake? Participating in the ShakeOut drill is a great way to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from earthquakes where you live, work, or travel. The drill is also a great way to encourage general thinking around emergency and disaster preparedness.
Who can participate?
Everyone! Here is a list of just some of the groups that participate in ShakeOut drills:
Register for the Great Montana ShakeOut and access useful resources by visiting www.shakeout.org/montana or by clicking here. Registration ensures that you and your organization are included in the final participation count.
Where can I learn more about earthquakes in Montana?
- USGS Montana Earthquake Hazard
- American Red Cross of Montana
- Training video
- Lewis & Clark County Earthquake Hazards- 1935 Helena Earthquakes
- Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology-Earthquake Studies
- Personalizing the Earthquake Threat
- Let's Mitigate Montana- Disaster and Emergency Services