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(24 October 2021)

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) will hold this year’s 4th Quarter Online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on November 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m to be livestreamed on Civil Defense PH and NDRRMC social media pages.

The NDRRMC once again calls on the public to continue participating in NSED and in other national and community-based preparedness activities and programs to strengthen capacities to respond to earthquake and other hazards.

Meanwhile, a disaster preparedness webinar, and the tabletop and communication exercises for San Antonio Zambales to be joined by Zambales Provincial DRRMC and Regional DRRMC in Central Luzon will be conducted on November 9, and 10, 2021 respectively as part of the 4th quarter NSED.

The third quarter online NSED, held last September 16, 2021 was joined by various organizations from government offices, private sector, academe, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society organizations, and the general public, recording around 57,000 peak viewers. The NDRRMC continues to engage the public to build earthquake preparedness as it holds the 4th Quarter NSED next month. The upcoming NSED will be the sixth online earthquake drill since the third quarter last year.