Earthquake Hazard Awareness and Safety Activity

Remember earthquakes can occur at any time. If you know what to do you are less likely to panic and reduce your chances of getting hurt during an earthquake.

When The Shaking Starts

Earthquake Drill Drop

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.


Earthquake Drill Cover

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand

  • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
  • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
  • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs

Earthquake Drill Hold On
HOLD ON until shaking stops
  • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
  • No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands

Earthquake Drill