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What to do if outdoors? - Stay Outdoors

Move away from any buildings, trees, overhead wires, or light poles

Drop and Cover

  • Drop to your knees with your back to any windows and knees together
  • Clasp both hands behind your head covering your neck
  • Leaning over bury your face between your arms and legs.
  • Close your eyes tightly.
  • Try to remain calm and stay in place until the shaking stops

Stay in the open until earthquake is over or you are given further directions

Assess any injuries and provide first aid where able.

Report any known injured or trapped persons to a Building Marshal or Emergency Responder.

Follow the instructions of Building Marshals or Emergency Responders.