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Earthquake

In the event of an earthquake:

  • If indoors, seek refuge under a desk or table. Stay away from glass windows, shelves, and heavy equipment.
  • If outdoors, move quickly away from buildings, utility poles and other structures. Caution: Always avoid power or utility lines as they may be energized.
  • If in an automobile, stop in the safest place available, preferably away from power lines and trees. Stop as quickly as safety permits, but stay in the vehicle for shelter it offers.
  • After the initial shock, evaluate the situation and if emergency help is necessary call the IUPD at extension 9363 and Physical Plant at extension 9273.
  • If an emergency exists, activate the fire alarm and contact IUPD.
  • When the building evacuation alarm is sounded, walk to the nearest marked exit and ask others to do the same.
  • Protect all money by locking registers and safes. Lock all areas that have money.
  • Assist the disabled in exiting the building if possible, otherwise take note of their location and notify IUPD or responding emergency personnel of their location.
  • Do not use the elevators and do not panic.
  • Damaged facilities should be reported to the IUPD and Physical Plant.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet away from the affected buildings(s). Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by a university official.
Last updated: 08/10/2015