UW Alert Blog

October 20, 2021

UW Alert test on Oct. 21 timed with Great ShakeOut 2021

The UW Alert notification system will be tested on Thursday, Oct. 21, around 10:21 a.m., in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut 2021, an international earthquake drill. Read more about the drill, including activities in Washington state, here.

A test UW Alert message will be sent via email and text, and posted on the UW Alert Twitter feed and Facebook page, reminding people about the drill and directing them to more information about preparing for earthquakes. If you don’t already receive these UW Alert notifications, sign up and learn more here.

For more resources, check out UW Emergency Management’s earthquake drill information and the international Great ShakeOut website.

In the video below, Harold Tobin, UW professor of Earth and space sciences and director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, discusses seismic risks in our region.