Participate in the Great Shake-Out

(Smyrna) – Thursday October 17 at 10:17 a.m.

Two earthquakes in the last ten years were felt in Delaware.  As recently as two years ago in November, 2017, a 4.1 earthquake was centered in the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Dover.  That followed a quake in August, 2011 that was centered in Virginia.

Participation in The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill is simple and takes just a few moments. On October 18th at 10:17 a.m. local time, we ask that you join us when we drop, cover, and hold on for earthquake preparedness;

    • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
    • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table
  • HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops

Go to to register your family, school, business, or organization in the drill. Registered participants will receive information on how to plan a drill, and how to create a dialogue with others about earthquake preparedness. It takes less than five-minute and could save your life.  Registration is free and open to everyone – individuals, businesses, schools, and many other types of organizations.  For more information, visit  The ShakeOut is free and open-to-the-public.