Earthquake Procedures

Earthquake Procedures

Get Safe 

Indoors: Drop, cover, and hold on. Drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops. If you are not near a desk or table, drop to the floor against the interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms.

In bed: If you are in bed, hold on and stay there, protecting your head with a pillow. You are less likely to be injured staying where you are.
Outdoors: Move to a clear area if you can safely do so; avoid power lines, trees, signs, buildings, vehicles and other hazards.

Driving: Pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake. Avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards. Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking is over. If a power line falls on the car, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.

Get Help  Call 911 for emergency assistance

Get a Plan  Where are you going now?  Leave your destination and contact information with a someone, or give it to Campus Security.

Get Ready Resources

Watch Great ShakeOut Earthquake Safety Videos.

See Emergency Procedures Guides for more information.