UHMC will be participating in the Great Hawaii Shakeout on October 21, 2015.
What: Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 10:15 AM
Where: Maui College Campus
The probability of a destructive magnitude-6.5 or higher earthquake
striking the Hawaiian islands:
… in the next 10 years is 50%.
… in the next 20 years is 75%.
… in the next 50 years is 97%.
(Source: USGS Bulletin 2006 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b2006)
Millions of people worldwide have participated in Great ShakeOut
Earthquake Drills since 2008. The Great ShakeOut is held on the third
Thursday of October each year.
Maui College will be participating in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
this year, but we will be participating on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 due
to schedule conflicts with preexisting Campus functions.
Our Campus has already signed up for the Great ShakeOut, you do not have
to sign up separately for this event.
On October 21, at 10:15 AM, a text message will be sent via the UH Alert
Emergency Messaging System*** (If you do not have text messaging on your
phone, proceed with the drill at 10:15 AM whether you are on Campus or at
home.) The text message will state the following:
UHMC Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill in progress. All participants should
“Drop! Cover! Hold On!” (stay down for at least 60 seconds).
***UH Alert Emergency Text Messaging is an “Opt-In” system. In order to
receive UH Alert text messages, you must be a subscriber:
What to do during the drill:
Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or
desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down
for at least 60 seconds). Practice now so you will immediately protect
yourself during earthquakes!
While still under the table, or wherever you are, look around and imagine
what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others?
What would be damaged? What would life be like after? What will you do
before the actual earthquake happens to reduce losses and quickly recover?
Finally, be familiar with what you should do after the shaking stops.
A great step for after your “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill is to
practice how to communicate with family, friends, and co-workers. Texting
first before making phone calls is highly recommended.
At 10:20 AM, a second test message will be sent via the UH Alert Emergency
Messaging System. This message will state the following:
UHMC Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill has concluded. Please resume regular
classes or activities.
We look forward to your participation in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake
Drill. Mahalo and stay safe.