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What to do during an earthquake

There are numerous ways in which you can be safe during an earthquake.

What to do if you're indoors during an earthquake

  • Go under a table or desk and hide under them until the shaking stops.
  • Stay away from exterior walls, glass, heavy doors, heavy furniture, fireplaces and kitchen appliances. Do not use the elevator.
  • If you cannot find any tables or desks to hide underneath them, then cover your face and head with your arms and stay inside a corner space in the building.
  • If you're on the bed, stay there and cover your face with a pillow, else move to a nearest safe place till the earthquake stops.
  • Stay away from electric wiring's.
  • Do not step out of the house until it stops.

What to do if you are outdoors

  • Stay away from buildings,street lights, power-lines, and such.
  • Stay out in the open.
  • If you're in a moving vehicle, stop as quickly as possible and do not park under trees or buildings. Stop in open area.
  • If you’re in a crowded public place, avoid panicking and do not rush for the exit. Stay low and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.

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