It is important to know how to protect yourself and your family during an earthquake no matter where you happen to be when it occurs. It is also important to practice the things you will need to do during and after an earthquake.
TIPS FOR RESPONDING DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
When in a HIGH-RISE BUILDING, move against an interior wall if you are not near a desk or table. Protect your head and neck with your arms. Do not use the elevators.
When OUTDOORS, move to a clear area away from trees, signs, buildings, or downed electrical wires and poles.
When on a SIDEWALK NEAR BUILDINGS, duck into a doorway to protect yourself from falling bricks, glass, plaster and other debris.
When DRIVING, pull over to the side of the road and stop. Avoid overpasses and power lines. Stay inside your vehicle until the shaking stops.
When in a CROWDED STORE OR OTHER PUBLIC PLACE, move away from display shelves containing objects that could fall. Do not rush for the exit.
When in a STADIUM OR THEATER, stay in your seat, get below the level of the back of the seat and cover your head and neck with your arms.
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