Indiana University students and employees on all IU-administered campuses will be practicing the appropriate response during an earthquake as part of the Great Central U .S. Shakeout. IU will participate at 10:26 a.m. EDT on 10/26/2017.
An IU-Notify message will begin the drill around 10:26 a.m., with messages sent to text, email, desktops, social media, webpages and digital signs, but not including voice calls to telephones. The drill is expected to last 10-15 minutes. An “All clear” IU-Notify message will indicate the end of the drill. IU is at the crossroads of two significant seismic zones, making it imperative that everybody participate in the drill. In advance of the drill, please review the procedures at the link below so that you know what to do. Please use the time during the 15-minute drill to practice and discuss what you would need to do during an earthquake.
Here is more information about the drills:
- social media, webpages and digital signs, but not including voice calls to telephones.
- The drill is expected to last 10-15 minutes. An "All clear" IU-Notify message will indicate the end of the drill.
- Directions for how you should Drop, Cover and Hold On can be found on the Protect IU website, https://protect.iu.edu/emergency-planning/procedures/earthquakes.html.
- During an earthquake, it is important to stay where you are and to seek cover under something sturdy. If inside, stay inside.
- The purpose of a drill is to discover information gaps – what you do not know – so that corrective steps can be taken. You will be able to share feedback about the drill in a survey that will be available in the email delivery of the IU Notify Drill alert. Read more about the IU ShakeOut and IU’s earthquake preparations here: https://protect.iu.edu/news/iu/2017/10-17-iushakeout.html. Read more about the Great Central U.S. Shakeout here: http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/.