Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill
ANNUAL EARTHQUAKE DRILL
Staff, faculty and students are expected to participate in the Great California Shakeout Drill (Annually in October)
Plan to prepare this year in the Great California Shakeout Drill:
October 18, 2018 at 10:18am
On October 18, 2018 at 10:18 a.m.:
- Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Faculty, staff, and students Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least 60 seconds).
Practice now so your staff and students will know immediately how to protect themselves
during earthquakes! (See this page for what to do if outside, driving, in a tall building, or other situations.) For
people with disabilities or access and functional needs, download our earthquake safety tips (PDF).
- While still under the table, or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would
happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged?
What would life be like afterwards? What will you do before the actual earthquake happens to reduce losses and quickly
- Complete the post drill survey that will be sent out by emergency services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or commments if you need further assistance specific to your area.