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Earthquakes Social Media Toolkit

Include these key messages about earthquake preparedness when creating content for social media posts.



  • #EarthquakeSafety
  • #EarthquakePrep

Social Media Messages

  • Earthquakes can happen anytime, anywhere. The best time to prepare for an earthquake is before it happens.
  • Talk about earthquakes with your family so everyone knows what to do. Discussions ahead of time help reduce fear, particularly for younger children.
  • Protect your property. Secure heavy items in your home like bookcases, refrigerators, televisions, and objects that hang on walls.
  • Practice with family & friends by 1) Dropping to your knees, 2) Covering your head, and 3) Holding on to sturdy furniture.
  • Depending on your needs, there are alternatives to Drop, Cover & Hold On. If using a walker or wheelchair: Lock, Cover & Hold On. If in a recliner or bed: cover your head & neck with your arms or a pillow
  • Remember that aftershocks can happen after an earthquake. Text loved ones to let them know you're ok instead of calling. Save your battery by only using your phone for emergencies. Monitor local news & officials for updates.
  • After an earthquake happens, clean-up begins. Know how to stay safe: Wear protective clothing. Put on thick-soled shoes, work gloves, and goggles. Work with others to lift heavy objects.

Last Updated: 08/18/2021

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