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Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice.

Far in advance, you can gather emergency supplies, identify and reduce possible hazards in your home, and practice what to do during and after an earthquake.

Learning what actions to take can help you and your family to remain safe and healthy in the event of an earthquake.

In most situations, you will reduce your chance of injury from falling objects (and even building collapse) if you immediately:

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Be Ready! Earthquakes

This infographic includes important tips on being ready before and during an earthquake.

Be Ready! Poster for Earthquakes

Be Ready! Earthquakes pdf icon[PDF – 143 KB]

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