Due to weather concerns, Austin area offices, including
      Driver License offices, will open at 10 AM Wed.,
      Jan. 17th, 2018. Other offices may be affected
      as well. Please check with your local office.

Earthquake Awareness

Earthquakes can occur without any warning or notice. Make sure you know the proper steps to stay safe during and after an earthquake.

When You Feel an Earthquake

Remember three simple steps:  DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON!

Preparedness Tips

Myth: Don't be fooled! Do not stand in the doorway!


An enduring earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the doorframe as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. True- if you live in an old, unreinforced adobe house. In modern houses, doorways are no stronger than any other part of the house. You are safer under a table.

- Courtesy of the Earthquake Country Alliance.

After the Shaking Stops

Preparedness Tips

Additional Information

For more information about earthquake awareness and safety please visit the following links: