Earthquake

During the Quake

  1. If you are indoors, stay there. Get under a desk or table, or stand in a doorway or corner. Stay clear of windows, bookcases and outside walls. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR!
  2. If you are outside, get into an open area away from trees, buildings, walls and power lines.
  3. If in a crowded public place, do not rush for the doors. Move away from display shelves containing objects that could fall.

After the Quake

  1. Check for injuries. Apply first aid. Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger.
  2. Telephones should be kept open for emergencies. IF YOU DETECT THE SMELL OF GAS, DO NOT USE THE PHONE (INCLUDING CELL PHONES).
  3. If you suspect or know that someone is trapped in a building, notify emergency personnel on the scene first and call 911 (mobile deivce) or 9-911 (campus phone). Give the time when the victim/s were last seen, number of victims and their last known location.
  4. Do not touch downed power lines or damaged building equipment.
  5. If the building is damaged, follow the evacuation route located at the elevator, stairways and in the classrooms and labs. Do not re-enter until directed to do so by university personnel or police.
  6. Be prepared for aftershocks.