During an Earthquake

Safety Guidelines

  • Drop, Cover and Hold 
    • Drop to the floor 
    • Take cover under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, seek cover against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. 
    • Hold on until the shaking stops.
  • If on the road: drive away from underpasses and overpasses; stop in a safe area; stay in your vehicle.
  • If outside: stand in an open area away from underpasses and overpasses, buildings, trees, telephone, and electrical lines.
  • Stay away from glass or bookshelves, mirrors or other items that could fall.