The Great ShakeOut Event, every october

2019 - The Return of the GREAT SHAKER!

The Great Shaker earthquake simulatorOn Thursday, October 10, 2019, experience an 8.0 M earthquake on the Quad!  Get some great earthquake preparedness information and purchase a preparedness kit, too.

On Thursday, October 17, 2019,

at 10:10 AM and 7:10 PM, Drop, (and Lock your wheelchair), Cover your head and Hold On. 4-Minute campus announcement only. NO evacuation.

EARTHQUAKES can happen at any time, so be prepared!

Drop, lock, cover, hold on

Drop, lock, cover, hold on

GENERAL NOTES on preparing for earthquakes.

  • Minor earthquakes should not prompt you to evacuate.  In fact, unless there is another reason to leave the building, you are safer inside than outside after an earthquake.
  • However, if you are ordered or required to evacuate, follow instructions from authorities.
  • If you are unsure and you believe that evacuation is necessary for your safety, wait for the shaking to stop, then carefully leave the building and move at least 50 feet away.
  • Never run while the building is shaking -- that's how people get seriously injured.