Follow these tips when the ground starts shaking next.
Experiencing an earthquake can be very scary. While there are plenty of guides out there to help you prepare for the next quake, do you know what to do while the ground is shaking? Keep these earthquake safety tips in mind to help you stay safe during the next earthquake.
- If you are inside, drop, cover, and hold on to something sturdy, such as a desk or table. Stay away from all glass and windows. Once the shaking stops, head outside and stay clear of any hazardous situations.
- If you are outside, move away from trees, buildings, and power lines and drop to the ground, covering your head and neck.
- If you are driving, pull to the side of the road. Avoid stopping on an overpass or under a bridge in case it collapses. You should also avoid parking next to power lines or trees.
- If you are trapped under debris, do not move to avoid kicking up dust. Make noise by hitting a hard object, such as a pipe to help rescuers locate where you are.
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