• Get under sturdy desk or table and HOLD ON.
  • Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is a strongly supported, loadbearing doorway.
  • Stay away from glass, windows, light fixtures or anything else that could fall and injure you.
  • Stay inside until shaking stops and it is safe to go outside.
  • Do not use elevators.


  • Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
  • Stay there until shaking stops.
  • If in moving vehicle, stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in vehicle.