7 important Earthquake Safety Tips

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An earthquake happens without warning, being prepared in advance or at a time is critical to minimize damages and loss. Consider these earthquake safety tips:

  1. Do not panic, keep calm.
  2. If you are in a crowded place, do not rush for cover or to doorways.
  3. If you are in a moving vehicle, stop as quickly as safety permits, but stay in the vehicle until the shaking stops.
  4. If you are in a lift, get out of the lift as soon as possible. Stay away from windows glass, or loose hanging objects and furniture that could potentially fall over.
  5. One of the biggest hazards during an earthquake is falling debris and furniture. Avoid areas in your house where you might be exposed to these hazards.
  6. Take cover in a safe place in your house. Take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture. If you can’t take safe cover, protect your head and neck with your arms.
  7. Do not try and go outside until after the shaking stops. If you are outside, move away from buildings, steep slopes and utility wires.

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