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The Great Colorado ShakeOut

2021-10-14 | CGS Admin

The Great Colorado ShakeOut is an annual earthquake drill that takes place every October across the country and the world. This year the official collective drill takes place Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 10:21 AM (MDT) but you can plan an earthquake drill for any time of the year. As an individual, family, or organization you can participate by planning and designing an earthquake drill. Practicing an earthquake drill is an important step in knowing what to do in case of an earthquake. By registering on the Great ShakeOut site you will be be counted in Colorado’s Great ShakeOut 2021 and will be an example of earthquake preparedness for others in your community. has all the information you’ll need to be prepared for earthshaking events!

The Great Colorado ShakeOut T-Shirt.

If you would like help with planning an earthquake preparedness drill, or are interested in hosting a Colorado-based earthquake drill event along with a CGS seismologist as a guest presenter with special give-aways, contact us below.

FYI: The CGS has a long history of research into earthquakes, seismicity, faults, and tectonics around the state. We also work closely with state and federal emergency preparedness agencies.

Let us know if you have any other questions about earthquakes and earthquake preparedness as well!

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