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Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

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Follow the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety to be prepared to survive and recover from the next damaging earthquake. Learn more at


  • Step 1: Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.
  • Step 2: Plan to be safe by creating your emergency plan and deciding how you will communicate.
  • Step 3: Organize emergency supplies in convenient locations.
  • Step 4: Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance coverage.


  • Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On or other recommended actions (if you feel shaking or get an alert).
  • Step 6: Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage.


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


Credit 2021 Earthquake County Alliance