Earthquake Preparedness

Millions of Californians including CSUEB will participate in the largest earthquake drill ever! Please join us by playing the video below to learn important information on how to stay safe during an earthquake. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get prepared at work, school, and home.

For more information, please visit The Great California Shake Out Website.

Download the Great California Shake Out Drill Broadcast QuickTime Movie.

The University Police Department on behalf of California State University East Bay (CSUEB) would like to thank you in advance for your participation in this important drill. Preparedness is one of the most important aspects to minimizing damage during an earthquake or other disaster.

On October 21, 1868, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck along the Hayward Fault and was one of the most destructive in California’s history. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists describe this fault as due anytime for another magnitude 6.8 to 7.0 earthquake. Two factors make the Hayward Fault one of the most dangerous faults in the US. First, the Hayward Fault is the most urbanized earthquake fault in the US and second, it averages a major earthquake every 138 years, so due to the fact it has been 141 years, experts believe the fault is due for a major earthquake. The most recent major earthquake in the Bay Area was Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains on October 17, 1989 and it was a 6.9 magnitude. These are just two examples of local earthquakes that demonstrate the importance of this Shakeout drill at CSUEB.

Remember, during an earthquake, Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

Emergency Preparedness

We encourage all members and guests of the University to immediately contact the department with their concerns regarding public safety related issues. Information on reporting an emergency is available from the University Police Department Offices, located at Library Room 1063, or by calling (510) 885-3791

Emergency Preparedness Information

Online Emergency Preparedness Brochures

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