The key to safety in earthquake events is to prepare for them before they occur. This problem is to a large extent resolved by building regulation and provision that ensure that buildings can withstand a given earthquake loading for a specific area or region. In Iceland the department of civil protection and emergency management provides the public with information for preventive measures and Civil Protection Levels/Phases ,which indicate the situation of current or possible hazards.

See the following instructions for how to prepare for earthquake events.