Last Updated: Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:00

An earthquake is a shaking of the earth’s crust, striking without warning and varying greatly in severity. Earthquakes can be caused by underground volcanic forces, breaking of rock under the earth’s surface, and sudden movement along an existing fault line.

Warning signs that may indicate an earthquake is imminent can include:


Earthquake preparation

Follow the steps in our 'Preparing for emergencies' article to make sure you are always prepared for an emergency situation. 


What to do in an earthquake

If you are inside during an earthquake

If you are outside during an earthquake

If you are in a vehicle during an earthquake


Where to check for alerts during a disaster

During a disaster we will provide information on our specifically designed website: