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safety as we go through
Surviving an earthquake and limiting its health impact calls for preparing, planning, and rehearse.
Far ahead of time, one could obtain crisis materials, spot and lower possible risks on your
property, and rehearse what to do during and after an earthquake. Gaining knowledge of what
actions you can take will assist you to and your household to stay healthy and safe in the case of
For anyone who is inside, wait inside. Do not dash outside or to other rooms while banging. In
almost all situations, you will lessen your possibility of damage from dropping objects and also
building collapse if you instantaneously:
Drop down onto your hands and legs ahead of the earthquake knocks you down. This position
safeguards you from dropping but allows you to still move if necessary.
Stick on to your shelter (or to your head and neck) up to the time when the banging ceases. Be
well prepared to move with your shelter if the banging moves it around.
Do not stand in a an entryway. You are less risky under a table. In modern-day homes, entrances
are no stronger than any other part of the house. The doorway does not safeguard you from the
most probable cause of injury, falling or flying things. Most earthquake-linked wounds and deaths
are brought about by falling or flying things (e.g., TVs, lamps, glass, bookcases), or by being
knocked to the ground.
You can take other measures, even while an earthquake is happening, that will lessen your
chances of being injured.
If it is possible within the few seconds before banging worsens, hastily move away from glass and
suspending items, and bookcases, china cabinets, or other large home furniture that could drop.
Watch for falling items, such as bricks from fire places and chimneys, light fittings, wall hangings,
high racks, and cabinets with doors that could swing open.
If available nearby, take hold of something to protect your head and face from falling rubble and
If you are in the kitchen, hastily power down the stove and take cover at the first hint of rumbeling.
If you are in bed, hang on and stay there, protecting your head with a pillow. You are less likely to
be harmed remaining where you are. Busted glass on the floor has resulted in harm to those who
have rolled to the floor or tried to get to doorways.