Get Informed-Taking Action-Earthquake

  • DURING a QUAKE

    DURING A QUAKE

    Indoors:

    • DROP to the floor immediately
    • Take COVER under sturdy furniture, or near an interior wall, and protect your head
    • HOLD ON until the shaking stops

    Outdoors:

    • Move away from buildings, power lines, and trees
    • DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON
    • If you are driving, pull over in a clear area

    Other Tips:

    • Stay away from windows
    • Stay away from things that can fall on you
    • Don't run outside
    • Don't stand in a doorway (it's not safe for shelter)
    • Don't use elevators
  • AFTER a QUAKE

    AFTER A QUAKE

    • Check yourself for injuries
    • Exit campus buildings and go to an Emergency Assembly Area or open space; if you’re at home, stay only if it is structurally safe
    • Don't tie up phone lines if it's a non life-threatening emergency; use text messages and social media
    • Visit berkeley.edu, listen to KALX, 90.7FM or call 800-705-9998 for updates
    • Don't re-enter campus buildings until allowed by emergency personnel
    • Be prepared for aftershocks and falling debris
  • SIGNALING for HELP

    SIGNALING FOR HELP

    In the unlikely event that you are trapped by falling debris:

    • Signal for help; don't yell because you may inhale dust
    • Don't light a match due to potential gas leaks; use your cell phone's flashlight if available

EARTHQUAKE

Every campus has its faults. Ours is 74 miles long and runs directly under our campus. Stay calm, shake it off, earthquake preparedness is easier than you think.