Print Earthquake Brief PDF

Earthquakes strike suddenly. Advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury. Identify safe places in each room of your house in case of an earthquake. Remember to “DROP, COVER and HOLD” in the event of an earthquake. Get under a sturdy piece of furniture near an interior wall. Stay away from glass windows, mirrors or hanging pictures or furniture that contains glass, or large pieces of furniture that could fall over. If you are in a public building, get away from large shelves, and drop, cover and hold. If you are outside, move into an open area away from trees, signs, buildings and electrical wires and poles. If you are in your car, pull over and avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines and other hazards. After the earthquake, follow the instructions of authorities and do not drive unless necessary. Stay away from downed power lines. Prepare for aftershocks.

Back to Disasters Page

earthquake damage

The information provided on the website does not in any way guarantee or promise your safety or survival in any disaster or situation. This is for informational purposes only and is to be used at the discretion of the individual, family, or group that is using it. Not all information or suggestions apply to all people and / or situations and people are encouraged to use common sense in all situations. This document may be reproduced and used in it's original context by individuals and groups in order to prepare themselves to deal with emergencies and disasters and their aftermath. Give credit to

Enter Email: