If an earthquake occurs:

Remain calm.

Drop to the floor. Cover yourself. Crawl under a table or desk away from windows. Hold on to your shelter. Place your head between your knees to protect your face from flying glass or debris.

Stay where you are. Do not enter or exit a building during shaking.

Stay away from windows, mirrors, overhead fixtures, filing cabinets, bookcases, and electrical equipment.

Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is a strongly supported, load-bearing doorway. 

If you are in a HIGH RISE BUILDING, and not near a desk or table, move against an interior wall and protect your head with your arms.

Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.  Use flashlights.  Do not use matches, lighters, or electrical switches.

Do not use elevators. Open doors carefully.  Watch for falling objects.

Avoid using telephones except to report severe emergencies.

Fill out an Incident Report form (S25.20.7) and forward it, within 24 hours, as directed. Obtain the report online or by calling (509) 358-7994. Immediately report accidents that result in death, serious injury (e.g., fracture, amputation) or in-patient hospitalization of WSU personnel or third parties. This applies to all personnel at the Campus, including WSU Spokane, EWU, SIRTI, and SIRTI tenants.


Campus Alert Line:

509-358-7760 or 509-358-7994