Earthquake Evacuation & Survival Plan


(Notes below are taken from Dutchsinse videos. There are also your local government websites where you can find safety information and I would advise checking that as well, not just this website. Also charity websites also have a lot of useful information to help too..

Please also note I still need to add more information on here but I thought it was urgent to publish this as soon as I could. )


Before the Earthquake.

Think about your home or workplace building stability, material, contents and your emotions.

BRICK and OLD STONE buildings need IMMEDIATE EVACUATION, but think about outside for falling objects.

Think that a building with flexibility like wood will hold better.

Think about hanging lights, fluorescent tube lighting and poorly fitted or worn out fixtures.

Think about shelter, strong desks, reinforced perhaps? Think of your ceiling falling on your desk.

Think of what will fall, wobble, or break?

Think of televisions, shelving, glass, items on shelves.

Think of pets, family, children and their education in earthquake preparation. Practise drills.

Think about your protection if earthquake hits whilst you are asleep, have shoes ready nearby and any clothing needed that you can add to later with a SURVIVAL BAG.

Unexpected size earthquake hits?

Is it unexpected? Or did you learn to forecast one using Dutchsinse methods?

If so, then it should not be unexpected.

What to do when earthquake hits?

Learn to control fear.

Find shelter immediately.

What do you think will fall, wobble, or break?

Think of televisions, shelving, glass, items on shelves.

Check the ceiling and walls whilst under shelter. Listen to sounds and judge size to decide on when to exit.

Think about dry walls, drop ceiling tiles etc.

Can your desk support parts of the ceiling?

Keep away from stairways, doorways and lifts.

Exiting building during an earthquake.

Take your SURVIVAL BAG (preferably with spare keys and phone inside) and exit.

Think about falling objects outside, glass on the floor,

What to do after the earthquake?

There could be wide range of answers depending on the size earthquake and how much damage there is. Each country is different and access to supplies vary from country to country.. Think about supplies and your ability to survive independently having them prepared or finding some afterwards.

Think worst case scenarios like nuclear power stations nearby and wide spread damage.. Damaged dams or other events that could be longer term damage. Think about relocating.

Think very carefully about preparing your SURVIVAL BAG and equipment.



Try keep the bag light for others to carry. Not just your strong self!

Also think of longer term survival if you live in vulnerable locations or any kind of emergency that involves not having a house for a few weeks to months.

Here is an example of Dutchsinse’s own survival bag. You do not have to copy him but this will be enough to help you think of what you might need depending where you live and supplies that can be difficult for you to get.

Bag contents which including evacuation during the night:







First aid

Toothpicks or floss

Seeds, peas, carrot other vegetables.

X2 compasses

Passports old and new. ID cards.

Insurance documents (car and house).

Pure silver to sell

Foreign currency


x2 Hand torches

x2 Head torches


Pen light

Pen knife


Think about Self defence

Spare keys (car and house)

Nail clippers

NOAA hand wind radio for weather checks and news

Survival handbook

Strike flint lighters in watertight sealed packaging.

Solar charger for AA & AAA batteries

Converter plugs

Car adapter to convert to house plug


Iodine to prevent radiation poisoning for short term.

Metal empty drink bottle


Again this can vary in your country depending on access to supplies and shops. Think about looting and theft and your safety. Have some of these items for basic survival.. Look out for charities that can help with water and other items that could be too expensive to get or produce yourself.