Earthquakes are one of the most dangerous and destructive natural disasters, and the surprising fact is that they come without any warning. Whenever an earthquake arrives, you’ll first need to keep away from any type of glass (e.g. windows) or other breakable materials that can burn you, also, keep away from the interior walls as they might also break and fall on you. Secondly, you’ll need to take shelter under something sturdy and wait until the earthquake stops. And thirdly, you’ll need to access the damage happened to your property due to the earthquake.
The most important thing you can use against an earthquake is your advance preparation and survival skills. So, you must have a survival kit inside your house, and your family should learn how to stay safe during an earthquake.
Getting Away From The Hazard
As soon as you feel the shaking happening due to the earthquake, try to move yourself away from anything that can fall and injure you as soon as possible. Especially the things like windows, bookcases, cabinets and televisions can fall and injure you, so, get away from them really fast by simply walking or crawling yourself away.
Hide Under a Sturdy Table
When moving away from the objects prone to falling, you should drop down on your knees and hands and take cover under a sturdy table or desk that can help you against any falling objects.
Protect The Key Areas of Your Body
During an earthquake, you’ll need to keep areas of your body like your head and neck safe. To do this, you can grab a pillow or cushion of possible and use it to shield your head. Avoid contacting with any type of dust that Rose’s due to the earthquake. You should also visit your house and access the damages (if any) to its structure.