Earthquake

The town of Annville is located in an area where the risk of earthquake exposure to the College is considered slight: Seismic Zone 1 as defined by the Uniform Building Code.

An earthquake and any subsequent aftershocks may trigger secondary events such as fire , flooding, and the release or spread of hazardous materials.

Actions

If shaking is felt, the following are appropriate:

  • Get under a desk, table, door arch, or stairwell.
  • If none of the above is available, move to an interior wall and cover your head with your arms.
  • Stay away from large windows, shelving systems, and tall room partitions.

When shaking has stopped:

  • Survey the immediate area for trapped or injured persons.
  • Evacuate the building using building evacuation procedures.
  • Return to the building only when given the "all clear" signal by emergency personnel.