Safety Measures To Follow During An Earthquake
2023/11/04 07:04:06 IST
An earthquake is a natural event which results in the shaking of the earth. This happens due to a sudden release of tremendous energy.
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If you are indoors during an earthquake, stay there. Avoid running outside as falling debris can be hazardous. Keep away from windows, mirrors, glass and walls.
Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires. Find an open area and drop to the ground.
Pull over to a safe spot away from buildings, overpasses, and trees. Stay away inside the vehicle until the shaking stops. Be cautious of road hazards and falling debris.
If you are in a mountainous area
Watch out for falling rock, landslides, trees, and other debris that could be loosened by quakes.
Check for gas leaks
After the earthquake, check for gas leaks and turn off the gas if necessary. Avoid using open flames, matches, or lighters until you are certain its safe.
Be ready for aftershocks
Aftershocks can follow the main earthquake, so remain cautions. Check for injuries and administer first aid if necessary.