The Earthquake Country Alliance has prepared seven steps for people to take before, during and after an earthquake.


Step 1: Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing movable items.

Step 2: Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency.

Step 3: Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.

Step 4: Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property and considering insurance.


Step 5: Drop, cover and hold on when the earth shakes.

Step 6: Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage.


Step 7: Restore daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage and rebuilding community.

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