It’s a beautiful day and you’re leaving your home for the day.
Suddenly, the ground starts to shake: It’s an earthquake! Do you know what to do?
Earthquakes are more common than you think. And they don’t just happen on the West Coast. Globally, there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes every year, the U.S. Geological Survey says. Only about 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 cause damage.
Though you may not have heard about them in the news, there were earthquakes in California, Greece, Peru, Russia and other countries in the past month. People in Oklahoma experienced seven earthquakes in 28 hours in early August, causing power outages.
With so many earthquakes, it’s important to know what to do beforehand. Which is why our new Get Ready infographic is so handy.
It tells you what to do before, during and after an earthquake. The infographic is great for hanging on your bulletin board or the fridge at home, work or school.
Learn more about preparing for earthquakes with Get Ready’s earthquake fact sheet and check out our other awesome preparedness infographics.
Remember, earthquakes can strike at any time, so be prepared to drop, cover and hold on!