Citizen Emergency

What to do in the event of an earthquake.

Emergency Procedure

  1. Minimize your movements during an earthquake to a few steps to a nearby safe place.  Stay indoors until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.
  2. Take cover under a sturdy desk, table, or bench or against as inside wall, and hold on.  If there isn't a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside cormer of the building.
  3. Stay inside until shaking stops and it is safe to go outside.  Most injuries during earthquakes occur when people are hit by falling objects when entering into or exiting from buildings.
  4. DO NOT use elevators.


Additional Information from FEMA on Earthquakes