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On October 16th, Cal State San Marcos will be participating in the 2014 Great California ShakeOut. During U-Hour on the 16th, we plan to send an emergency alert simulating an actual earthquake notification. We ask that when you receive the alert to please practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Also, this is a perfect time to look around your work spaces and classrooms to identify potential hazards if it were an actual earthquake.  

Below is a short 60 second earthquake audio file, please take a few minutes on the 16th to watch. 

Great ShakeOut Video  

Remember! "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" - Please help keep phone lines accessible for emergency use, send quick text to family letting them know you are ok. Only call if there is an emergency situation.

Be prepared, build, buy or update your Emergency Preparedness Kit, Update or develop your Emergency Plan, create a Communication plan.

We thank you in advance for your participation in this year’s Great California ShakeOut!

Emergencies Can Occur At Any Time and Without Warning.

Cal State San Marcos has established procedures for you to follow so that the effects of emergency situations can be minimized. Your cooperation is critical to the emergency preparedness efforts of the campus!

Please take the time to review some of the valuable information listed on our web page; if you have questions or concerns contact Robert Williams, Emergency Manager at 760-750-4503 or


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Emergency Management Plan

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New Red Cross Earthquake App.

red cross earthquake app


Emergency Kit