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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

HVO staff practice Drop, Cover, and Hold during the Great Hawaii ShakeOut

 

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HVO staff practiced "Drop, Cover, and Hold on" during today's Great Hawaii ShakeOut earthquake drill (https://www.shakeout.org/hawaii/). During the next earthquake, you may only have seconds to protect yourself before strong shaking knocks you down or something falls on you. With practice, you will be ready to quickly respond. (Public domain.)
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How to protect yourself when the next earthquake strikes Hawaii: DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. 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). HOLD ON until shaking stops. For more info, please visit https://www.shakeout.org/dropcoverholdon/. USGS photos by B. Shiro. (Public domain.)