During the next big earthquake, and immediately after, is when your level of preparedness will make a difference in how you and others survive and can respond to emergencies. The following steps describe what to do during earthquake shaking and immediately after. Step 5 provides information for how to protect yourself in different locations and scenarios during an earthquake. Step 6 describes what to do next to prevent further injuries or damage.
Drop, Cover, and Hold On when the earth shakes.
Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage.