Join the self-led SHAKEOUT drill wherever you are on October 19th at 10:19 am that is endorsed by emergency officials and first responders. The safe response to an earthquake is to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON:
DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand
If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter.
If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows).
Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
HOLD ON until shaking stops
Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.
Want more information? Visit https://www.shakeout.org/california and