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- Do’s and Don’ts Before, During and After an Earthquake
- What should I do DURING an earthquake?
- What should I NOT do during an earthquake?
- Before, During, and After an Earthquake
Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes learn why here. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes. This page explains what to do-- and what not to do. Your past experience in earthquakes may give you a false sense of safety; you didn't do anything, or you ran outside, yet you survived with no injuries. Or perhaps you got under your desk and others thought you overreacted.
Do’s and Don’ts Before, During and After an Earthquake
Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes learn why here. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.
This page explains what to do-- and what not to do. Your past experience in earthquakes may give you a false sense of safety; you didn't do anything, or you ran outside, yet you survived with no injuries.
Or perhaps you got under your desk and others thought you overreacted. However, you likely have never experienced the kind of strong earthquake shaking that is possible in much larger earthquakes: sudden and intense back and forth motions of several feet per second will cause the floor or the ground to jerk sideways out from under you, and every unsecured object around you could topple, fall, or become airborne, potentially causing serious injury.
This is why you must learn to immediately protect yourself after the first jolt Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On? Our special report explains why official rescue teams, emergency preparedness experts, and others recommend "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" as the best way, in most situations, to protect yourself during earthquake shaking. Wherever you are, protect yourself! It is important to think about what you will do to protect yourself wherever you are. What if you are driving, in a theater, in bed, at the beach, etc.?
Step 5 of the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety describes what to do in various situations, no matter where you are when you feel earthquake shaking. Persons with Disabilities: See EarthquakeCountry. The main point is to not try to move but to immediately protect yourself as best as possible where you are. Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl; you therefore will most likely be knocked to the ground where you happen to be.
You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be the start of the big one. You should Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately! In addition, studies of injuries and deaths caused by earthquakes in the U. Drop, Cover, and Hold On offers the best overall level of protection in most situations.
As with anything, practice makes perfect. To be ready to protect yourself immediately when the ground begins to shake, practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On as children do in school at least once each year. DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake photo is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects.
Get under a table instead! DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table. DO NOT believe the so-called "triangle of life"!
In recent years, an e-mail has circulated which recommends potentially life threatening actions, and the source has been discredited by leading experts. Read our special report to learn more. Skip to content. Contact Us. Register Here! Why Participate? Who is Participating? Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby. Home Register Login Why? DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees.
What should I do DURING an earthquake?
An earthquake also known as a quake , tremor or temblor is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth 's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to propel objects and people into the air, and wreak destruction across entire cities. The seismicity , or seismic activity , of an area is the frequency, type, and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. The word tremor is also used for non-earthquake seismic rumbling. At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and displacing or disrupting the ground.
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What should I NOT do during an earthquake?
What to Do Before an Earthquake Make sure you have a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, and extra batteries at home. Learn first aid. Learn how to turn off the gas, water, and electricity. Make up a plan of where to meet your family after an earthquake.
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Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake. Be aware that some earthquakes are actually foreshocks and a larger earthquake might occur. Minimize your movements to a few steps that reach a nearby safe place and stay indoors until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe. NDMA Others. Get expert advice if there are signs of structural defects.
John Ambulance. Approximately 5, earthquakes are recorded in Canada each year, most of them small ones. Whileearthquakes can occur in any Canadian region, British Columbia is most at risk from a major earthquake.
Before, During, and After an Earthquake
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