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In the Event of an Earthquake
During an earthquake, protect yourself and remain calm and don‘t panic.
DUCK, COVER, and HOLD
DUCK or DROP to the floor.
Take COVER under a sturdy desk, table, or other furniture. If that is not possible, seek cover against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid danger spots near windows, hanging objects, mirrors, or tall furniture.
If you take cover under a study piece of furniture, HOLDon to it and be prepared to move with it. Hold the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move.
Watch for falling objects such as light fixtures, bookcases, cabinets, shelves, and other furniture that might slide or topple.
Stay away from windows. Do not run outside.
Do not dash for exits since they may be damaged and the building's exterior brick, glass, tile, and decorations may be falling off.
If you are in a moving car, pull over as soon as it is safe leaving the road clear for emergency vehicles. Remain in the car.
Check for injuries to personnel in your area.
Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger.
Prepare for aftershocks.
Check for fires or fire hazards (spills of flammable or combustible liquids, or leaks of flammable gases) if it is safe to do so.
Exit the building, if possible, and go to the Emergency Assembly Point and report on injuries, damages, and potentially hazardous conditions (smell of gas, etc.).