Before an Earthquake

Earthquake Preparation

  • Assemble an emergency preparedness kit for home and your vehicle.
  • Have a family emergency plan and identify a safe place to take cover, such as under a sturdy table or desk.
  • Teach your family how to “Drop, Cover and Hold” during an earthquake.
  • Check for hazards inside or outside your home or office. Heavy objects and falling hazards such as bookcases, hanging picture frames and other items can be dangerous if they are unstable and not anchored securely to a wall or the floor.
  • Know emergency telephone numbers.
  • Contact your insurance agent to review existing policies and to inquire about earthquake insurance
  • Sign up for Earthquake Notifications on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) site as well as learn about other products and services they offer.