What to do during an earthquake ...

What to Do During an Earthquake

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 to a nearby safe place and stay indoors until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.

If indoors
DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON on until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as lighting fixtures or furniture.
Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall. In that case, move to the nearest safe place.
Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is a strongly supported, loadbearing doorway.
Stay inside until shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.
Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.
DO NOT use the elevators.

If outdoors

Stay there.
Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits, and alongside exterior walls. Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls. Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.

If in a moving vehicle

Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires.
Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped. Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake.

If trapped under debris

Do not light a match.
Do not move about or kick up dust.
Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.

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Yesterday many people got out to resume their sleep in the street.

it’s been narrated that some amilies gathered under the stairs of ther building, concidering it a safe place.

some others (including me) stayed in their “bed” till the quake ended & then just went back to sleep.

& the 2 funniest portions…
some said: “what ! was it really an earthquake ?! i thought i was dreaming”

& the others said (in the morning): “what earthquake ? are u joking”

LOOL papers haha
earthquakes r soo scary :unsure:

"If trapped under debris

Do not light a match. "

what if the dude just wants to smoke a cigar? :smiley:

3oudo billah

then he needs to sort out his priorities :huh:

its not allowed to smoke in public places :smiley:

lol it’s a closed area, not “public” anymore

hahhahahaah so in this case he can even have s** :stuck_out_tongue:

uffffff we’re saying the guy is in a life death situation… take your filthy thoughts elsewhere

ok in a life death situation he is only allowed to think about cigarettes :s ???

ya latttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiif
global warming is scary maaaaaan

not even a single jjj for this post

greaaaaaaaaatttt :smiley: llah ye3tena chi zelzal akhor since ur gonna stop JJJJJJJing :^^:

ha! mat9oulch hada! what if it comes true and we are hit by a zizal…:blink:

mini, “mat9oulch hakda/hakka” sounds better…What’s destined to happen, will happen.

maybe in algerian they say mat9oulch hada :smiley: … plz mini confirm it
and about zelzal :smiley: llah y3tehlna rah te9elna 3la l2erd :S