The earthquake south of Palm Springs on July 7 certainly shook the campus, but there were no reports of injury or damage. The quake serves as a reminder, though, that the reaction should be to “drop, cover and hold on” rather than flee buildings. The greatest danger is from falling objects. If you are in a building on campus during an earthquake, take cover during the shaking and wait for instructions from your building marshal. You might or might not be asked to evacuate.
The quake also serves as a prelude to “The Great California ShakeOut” drill on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 10:21 a.m.