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University Police prepare for CSULB earthquake drill

Jack Chavdarian, Staff Writer

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University Police will conduct a campus-wide earthquake drill tomorrow at 10:21 a.m., Capt. Fernando Solorzano said.

University Police will patrol campus and make sure that the drill is in effect, Solorzano said. Police will coordinate with building marshals and evacuation volunteers.

Cal State Long Beach rests among several significant fault zones that can be shaken by a powerful earthquake without any warning, according to the csulb.edu.

Solorzano highlighted University Police’s role should a major earthquake occur, saying that it’s up to them to keep order and reach individuals in need of medical help until assistance arrives.

According to csulb.edu, there are important steps students and faculty should take for their own safety during an actual earthquake.

• Drop to your knees with your back to the windows, but attempt to keep their knees together while doing so.

• Clasp both hands behind your head, covering your necks and burying your face between their arms and legs.

• Close your eyes tightly.

• Stay in place until the shaking stops.

• Remain calm.

Finally, if the area you’re in appears to be safe, don’t evacuate the environment until told to by a building marshal, according to csulb.edu.

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