Environmental Health & Safety

Earthquakes: If you're outside

Immediate Actions

During shaking

  • Move away from buildings, trees, power-lines, walls and chimneys
  • Take the "duck, cover and hold" position until shaking stops

After shaking stops

  • Go to the Emergency Assembly Area (EAA) of the closest building
  • Check in with the emergency staff at the Emergency Assembly Area.
  • Notify them of injured people, hazards or damages observed
  • Stay at the Emergency Assembly Area and follow directions of emergency response personnel

Additional Information / Follow Up Activities

  • Report emergencies to UCPD at 911

Determining when to go home

  • Do not try to leave the campus until campus authorities say it is safe
  • Be prepared to assist with campus response and recovery operations if asked to do so
  • If you leave the Emergency Assembly Area for any reason, notify the Building Emergency Staff.

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