Cabildo de Tenerife



In case of an earthquake, the Government of the Canary Island's Central Office for Safety and Emergencies, via the Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security 112, makes the following recommendations:

  • Move away from windows, glass cabinets and any object that can shatter.
  • Take cover under a sturdy piece furniture, such as a table, bed, etc.
  • Do not use the lift.
  • When outside, stay in open areas away from facades, walls, buildings and electrical installations.
  • If you are driving, stay in your car. Move away from bridges, utility poles, dilapidated buildings and areas prone to landslides or falling rocks.
  • If you are near the coast, head towards the centre of the island immediately.
  • Disconnect electricity and turn of water and gas mains. Get out of the building as soon as possible.
  • Avoid going to affected areas as this hampers rescue efforts.

Contact Details and Information

  • Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES)
  • Emergency Number: 112

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