Exercise Summary

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
Date & Time
Oct 15, 2020 from 10:15 am
TBD, MO 65102
Point of Contact
Jeffery Briggs
Number of Participants
None Set
Max Attendance
None Set
A, B, C (Rural), C (Urban), D, E, F, G, H, I, MARC, and STARRS
State Only
Mission Area

2020 Great Central U.S. "ShakOut" earthquake drill.

At exactly 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, participants will practice “Drop, Cover, Hold On”:
• DROP to your hands and knees;
• COVER your head and neck with your hands and arms under a table or desk if you can;
• HOLD ON until the shaking stops.


Demonstrate the ability to drop, cover and hold on to protect oneself from "falling" debris during an earthquake.
Core Capabilities: Planning

Threat / Hazard
EMPG Eligible
Registrant Notes

This exercise does NOT qualify for EMPG exercise credit.

To sign up for the ShakeOut, visit www.shakeout.org/centralus. Schools, businesses, community organizations or any other group can register, in addition to families and individuals. Once registered, participants receive regular updates on the drill, as well as information on earthquake preparedness and safety.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone, centered in southeast Missouri, averages more than 200 small quakes per year. In 1811 and 1812, this zone produced some of the largest earthquakes in U.S. history. Another major earthquake in this area would be felt not only in Missouri, but throughout the Midwest, and likely would cause damage in southern and eastern Missouri, including the St. Louis area.

Exercise Roster

Exercise registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.

Name Organization
Balkenbush, Ellen Missouri Department of Public Safety
Branstetter, Angela SEMA
Briggs, Jeffery State Emergency Management Agency
Brockes-Miller, Sarah SEMA
Carpenter, Emily State Emergency Management Agency
Luebbert, Caty SEMA
Mottaz, Kelly SEMA
Soncrant, Tamela SEMA
Storey, Jennifer MO State Emergency Management Agency
Werner, Gretchen SEMA
Wolken, Gail Missouri State Emergency Management Agency