If you are indoors when
HOLD ON.Ē If you are not near a strong table
or desk, drop to the floor against an interior wall and
cover your head and neck with your arms.
windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, large
appliances and cabinets filled with heavy objects.
not try to run out of the structure during strong shaking.
not use elevators.
you use a wheelchair, lock the wheels and cover your head.
If you are outdoors when
to a clear area if you can safely walk. Avoid power lines,
buildings and trees.
youíre driving, pull to the side of the road and stop. Avoid
stopping under overhead hazards
you are on the beach, move to higher ground. An earthquake
can cause a tsunami.
Once the earthquake shaking
the people around you for injuries; provide first aid. Do
not move seriously injured persons unless they are in
around you for dangerous conditions, such as fires, downed
power lines and structure damage.
you have fire extinguishers and are trained to use them, put
out small fires immediately.
off the gas only if you smell gas.
your phones to be sure they have not shaken off the hook and
are tying up a line.
your home for damage.
If you are trapped in
as little as possible so that you donít kick up dust.
your nose and mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are.
a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort.