You could be in an isolated area of a building when a big quake strikes.
Follow the drop, cover, hold procedure if possible.
There are a couple of things you can do to help avoid being trapped in such spots:
- let someone know if you’re heading to an isolated area
- take note of all exit points so you know escape options.
Participating in the big Civil Defence ShakeOut exercise at 9.30am on Thursday 18 October is a good way to prepare – you’ll be expected to react as if a big quake has hit at that time.
Hamilton City Council has signed up as an organisation.