by Jolene Toves
Guam - Drop, cover and hold! The fourth year running and the Great Shakeout Earthquake drill was a success, teaching our islands residents and youth what to do when the earth starts to shake, rattle, and roll. One student said, "It's important to do drills like this because when the real thing actually happens you know what to do."
Earthquakes occur without warning and may be so violent that you may not be able to run or crawl your best plan of action is to immediately drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table and hold on to it until the shaking stops.
Remembering these three key steps will help protect yourself and reduce the chances of injury.