Get involved in ShakeOut

On October 20, 2022, thousands of Yukoners will take part in the Great Yukon ShakeOut. ShakeOut is an earthquake drill.

Earthquakes can happen at any time, so let’s practise what to do. This Thursday October 20, at 10:20 am, practise how to Drop, Cover and Hold On.

You can register for the Great Yukon ShakeOut as an individual, family, school or workplace.

ShakeOut contest

Yukoners, share a photo of your ShakeOut drill for a chance to win prizes. You could win one of 10 $50 gift certificates to local Yukon stores.

Teachers, share a photo of your classroom's ShakeOut drill for a chance to win a Raspberry Shake. With this small computer, your school can contribute to science by monitoring seismic activity!

To enter:

  • message Yukon Protective Services on Facebook or Twitter with a photo or a sentence describing your drill, or tag Yukon Protective Services on Facebook or Twitter by Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m.; or
  • send an email to emo.yukon@yukon.ca with the subject line "ShakeOut contest" by Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m. – your email should include a photo of your ShakeOut drill or a sentence describing your drill; or
  • attend 1 of our virtual events and you'll automatically be entered in the contest.

ShakeOut events

Tuesday, October 18: Earthquakes and the Yukon

  • Zoom talk 
  • 12 to 1 pm
  • Learn about earthquakes and earthquake safety with seismologist Alison Bird from Natural Resources Canada and Leyla Weston from the Yukon Geological Survey

Wednesday, October 19: Emergency preparedness workshop

  • Zoom talk 
  • 12 to 1 pm
  • Learn about emergency preparedness and how to do a ShakeOut drill

Thursday, October 20: ShakeOut drill

Contact: 

If you have questions, email emo.yukon@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-5220.