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University of California, Irvine Police Department
Wednesday October 16th, 2013 :: 07:42 a.m. PDT


Get Ready to ShakeOut on Thursday, October 17th

Tomorrow, Thursday October 17th, UC Irvine is participating in The Great California ShakeOut. Join the over 9.5 million Californians at 10:17 AM by practicing Drop, Cover, and Hold On for one minute.

Earthquakes are one of our region’s most significant safety threats. While many of us have lived in earthquake country for many years and know how to protect ourselves, there are others who do not. Major earthquakes can happen at any time and nearly anywhere in California.

A campus wide zotALERT notification will be sent at 10:17 AM reminding everyone to participate. Whether you are in a lab, classroom, or office, Drop, Cover, and Hold On, wherever you are when you receive the alert.

If there is no table or desk near you, drop to the ground and then if possible move to an inside corner of the room away from any windows. Be in a crawling position to protect yourself and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. DO NOT move to another location or run outside. Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl. Visit to learn what to do in other settings.

For more information on The Great California ShakeOut visit:

Additionally, the UC Irvine Police Department, Emergency Services Division, has a number of online resources to assist you with being prepared both at home and here on campus. For more information visit: and

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University of California, Irvine Police Department
410 East Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 949-824-5223

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