In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:

DROPwhere 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.
COVERyour 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 fromwindows)
  • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
HOLD ONuntil shaking stops
  • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready tomove with your shelter if it shifts
  • No shelter: hold on to your head and neckwith botharms and hands.

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2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703