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    Posted on Mar 31, 2014

    11 Earthquake Safety Tips Straight From The Wu-Tang Clan

    Earthquake plans ain't nothing to fuck with. Actual safety tips courtesy of

    1. If you're in bed when an earthquake strikes, stay there. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow.


    "You best protect your neck / You best protect your neck / You best protect your neck. You best protect your neck." — RZA, "Protect Ya Neck"

    2. Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.

    "Yo somethin in the street went, bang bang / Makin' it hard for you to do your thang thang." — Capadonna, "Careful (Click Click")

    3. Many inside doorways are lightly constructed and do not offer protection.

    "The 9th chamber, leave you trapped inside my hallway / You try to flee but you got smoked up by the doorway." — Raekwon, "Criminology"

    4. Drop to the ground and take cover by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture.


    "Take cover kid, what?" — Capadonna, "Triumph"

    5. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.

    "And the survey said, you're dead / Fatal flying guillotine chops off your fucking head." — RZA, "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit"

    6. DO NOT use the elevators.

    "Picture bloodbaths and elevator shafts." — GZA, "Duel of the Iron Mic"

    7. Help injured or trapped persons.

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    "Just consider the unparallel advantage / Of a natural disaster that's impossible to manage." — RZA, "Reunited"

    8. If trapped under debris, do not light a match.

    "Struck a match to the underground, industry ignited" — GZA, "Reunited"

    9. If trapped under debris, cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.


    "Spray places, cover faces, beat cases / A big mouth will get your teeth knocked the fuck out." — Masta Killa, "Watch Your Mouth"

    10. Expect aftershocks.


    "Just like rocking what? Twin Glocks! / Shake the ground while my beats just break you down." — Raekwon, "Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber"

    11. Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.


    "E with the English, extinguish styles extremist" — Ghostface, "Gravel Pit"

    12. Subscribe to the Wu-Tang Earthquake Safety playlist:

    "Survival got me buggin, but I'm alive on arrival." — Inspectah Deck, "C.R.E.A.M." (Remember to inspect your deck after a quake.)

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