Are you prepared for an earthquake?

The first thing to know: When an earthquake occurs, drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on. Below, more tips and resources. If you are in a car, pull over and stop. Set your parking brake. If you are in bed, turn face down and cover your head and neck with a pillow. If you are outdoors, stay outdoors away from buildings. If you are inside, stay and do not run outside and avoid doorways.

More Resources

How to give your home a safety check: Visit MyHazards (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services) to discover the hazards that exist in your area and learn how to reduce your risk.

Get special resources: Find resources for people living with disabilities and other access or functional needs.

Prepare: Participate in the annual Great Shake-Out preparedness drill.

USGS Earthquake Map resources