Earthquake Drills: Cover-up Showing Their Hand?

An increasing number of earthquake drills are being conducted in the U.S., many in areas that rarely experience violent quakes.

What originated as an earthquake drill for Southern California has mushroomed into an international organization for earthquake preparedness.  Since 2008, similarly branded "Great ShakeOuts" have sprouted up in 17 states, as well as Guam, British Columbia and New Zealand.

Guised as a public safety collaborative and endorsed by governmental agencies including USGS and FEMA, participation in regional "Great ShakeOuts" has conspicuously increased in U.S. regions with scant histories of destructive seismic activity.  Participation in these organized "ShakeOuts" has surged from 5.3 million people in 2008 to nearly 12.4 million in 2011.

Although states such as California and Oregon seem appropriate participants based on their seismic histories, the entire central U.S. has only experienced a few moderate quakes over 5.0 in the past 200 years.  While the pending catastrophic New Madrid adjustment has been well-known to the Establishment for many years via ZetaTalk, the sudden urgency for conducting such large scale earthquake drills didn't emerge in this region until 2011.

In 2011, the first "Great Central US ShakeOut" was orchestrated across all states in the New Madrid region: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and in 2012 included the southeastern states of Georgia and South Carolina.  Although a study conducted by FEMA in 2008 examined the impact of a 7.7 magnitude quake on states within the New Madrid Seismic Zone, from a historical perspective, the only impetus for this study was the great New Madrid quakes of 1811 and 1812.  When compared to the violent seismicity of the western U.S., such prolific earthquake drills in regions that are not seismically active begs the question: why?

For readers of ZetaTalk, the answer clear.  For the vast majority of unsuspecting Americans living in seismically docile regions, suddenly being urged to practice "Drop, Cover, Hold" must seem like an unnecessary and incongruous safety exercise.  Thus, the arm of the cover-up is showing their hand in that they're demonstrating they know unbridled disaster is pending for the New Madrid region, and likewise cannot reveal how this came to their attention.

In addition to the U.S., earthquake and tsunami drills are on the increase around the world, as well as news releases from governmental agencies such as FEMA warning residents to be prepared for unexpected calamity.  As the Zetas explained, such warnings are merely provided to relieve these agencies of any responsibility when the calamities finally arrive.

"They are planning on putting the responsibility of survival on each citizen, on each family, and then they are on their own. 'Do you not have a Family Emergency Plan? Tisk. We told you to have one!' This will be the attitude of the establishment when such emergencies do arrive. We have advised that families plan to leave the cities, and have a place to go when the time arrives, a rural area, where they have established contacts at a minimum. You will be on your own when the time comes, and it may come sooner than you think. Are you ready?"  ZetaTalk

2008 Earthquake & Tsunami Drills

Southern California ShakeOut

Japan Prepares With Nationwide Earthquake Drills

China Drills 1.3 million to Flee Quake

Tahoe Towns Prepare for Earthquake

Washington State Earthquake Drill

Indonesia Tsunami Drill

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FEMA Closely Monitoring Midwest Earthquake and Aftershocks (from 5.1 quake)

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Seattle Earthquake Conference

Seismic Scientists And Emergency Managers Meet In Seattle


2009 Earthquake & Tsunami Drills

California ShakeOut

New Zealand West Coast ShakeOut

Indian Ocean Tsunami Drill Unfolds Across Region

Earthquake Preparation in Japan

Israel-Jordan Joint Earthquake Drill Held Despite Friction

China Drills Disaster Response

Thailand tsunami drill a success: Suthep

Oregon Tsunami warning drill

2010 Earthquake Drills

California ShakeOut

Nevada ShakeOut

Guam ShakeOut

NDCC Leads Nationwide Quake Drill - Philippines

Seven Nations Join UK Earthquake Drill

FEMA News Releases Urging Emergency Preparation - 2010

On 199th Anniversary of New Madrid Quake, FEMA Urges Public to 'Res...

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2011 Earthquake & Tsunami Drills

California ShakeOut

Nevada ShakeOut

Guam ShakeOut

British Columbia ShakeOut

Oregon ShakeOut

The Great Central U.S. Shakeout

Idaho ShakeOut

Nationwide Earthquake Drill in Japan

FEMA Earthquake Drill Tests Springfield MO Response

NOAA Tsunami/Quake Simulation Drills (Almost Worldwide)

Disaster drill for quake preparedness - Delhi, India

Tsunami Drill in Wellington, New Zealand

Massive Tsunami Alert Drill, Sri Lanka

NDMA Conducts Mock Drills at Nuclear Plants - India

Indian Ocean-Wide Mock Tsunami Drill - India

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Calif nuclear plant holds mock disaster drill

Taiwan to Hold Nuclear, Natural Disaster Drill

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2012 Earthquake & Tsunami Drills (As of February)

California ShakeOut

Nevada ShakeOut

Guam ShakeOut

British Columbia ShakeOut

Oregon ShakeOut

The Great Central U.S. Shakeout

Idaho ShakeOut

Utah ShakeOut

New Zealand Shakeout

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King Salmon Tsunami Drill (Eureka, California)

Mega Drill in Delhi to Test Quake Readiness

FEMA News Releases Urging Emergency Preparation - As of February 2012

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Comment by Henri Slabbert on February 19, 2012 at 10:12pm

The pocket money will dry up. But the skill will stick. Food for thought. Literally.

Comment by Henri Slabbert on February 19, 2012 at 10:10pm


Fear not. It's sabre rattling. (There's Ztalk about it.)  Stay away from the rattle and indulge in the pleasure of growing salads in plastic pots like I do. And teach your kids - kids seem to love the exercise when they think they can sell the produce to the neighbors for pocket money.

Comment by Darlene Buckingham on February 19, 2012 at 6:57pm

Duck and cover was also a nuclear bomb exercise taught to children in the case of a nuclear attack. The propaganda concerning IRan and ISrael is very troubling.

Comment by Ecosikh on February 19, 2012 at 2:57pm

good luck to everyone, hold onto your hats and stay safe

Comment by Gaston Chavez on February 18, 2012 at 10:21pm

Saludos Howard, very important, thanks... when you see the beards of your neighboring afire...  good luck all..

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