During an earthquake...

Earthquakes can last just a few seconds or as long as several minutes, and knowing how to react during the quake can help prevent injuries:

  • Immediately seek a safe location such as in a doorway (if you live in an old, adobe house that is not reinforced), beneath a table or desk, or along an interior wall away from windows or hazardous objects.
  • Cover the back of your head and your eyes to minimize injury from flying debris.
  • Do not take elevators during an earthquake.
  • If cooking, turn off heating elements immediately.
  • If outdoors, stay in open areas away from buildings, power lines, trees, and other potential hazards.
  • If driving, stop quickly but safely and stay in the vehicle. Do not stop near power lines, bridges, overpasses, or other potentially dangerous locations.
  • Stay calm and brace yourself to keep your balance, sitting if possible.

Source : Lovetoknow.com

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