In the event of an earthquake if you are inside:
- Take cover under a desk or table and hold on. If your cover moves, move with it. Brace in a doorway if cover is not available. Be cautious of heavy swinging doors and people traffic. Avoid outside or high-use doorways.
- Use your arm to cover and protect your eyes.
- If in a theatre or lecture hall, stay in your seat or get under it, if possible. Protect your head with your hands.
- Stay away from windows, shelves, or furniture that could fall.
- Place your hands on the floor for balance.
- Do not run outside during the earthquake. When the shaking stops, move cautiously outside. Be careful of falling building materials or uneven ground.
- Instructors and supervisors should notify Public Safety of anyone unaccounted for from your area.
- Do not go back into the building until notified to do so.
In the event of an earthquake if you are outside:
- If walking, quickly move into the open, away from electrical lines, trees and buildings.
- If driving, bring your vehicle to a stop at the side of the road away from traffic.
- Do not stop on or under bridges, near or under power lines, or near road signs.
- Be prepared for after-shocks.
- If you suspect gas, electrical or other problems, notify Public Safety.
Earthquake Recovery tips
- Look for injured victims and administer or obtain first aid.
- Pay attention to damaged utilities. Avoid loose or dangling electric power lines and report all gas and electrical problems to the proper authorities.
- Turn off any damaged utilities.
- Check for fire hazards and use flashlights. Do not use candles or lanterns.
- Wear protective shoes.
- Listen for radio advisories.