What do you do when an earthquake occurs? How do you protect yourself from the dangers of earthquakes?

2023-02-08 2023-02-08T16:12:55Z
سنان خلف
سنان خلف
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Weather of Arabia - Sinan Khalaf - What do you do when an earthquake occurs? What are the safety measures to be followed when an earthquake occurs ? How can I preserve my life and the lives of others when an earthquake occurs ?

 

Earthquakes are considered one of the natural hazards that threaten the lives of residents, their property, and the course of daily life, and out of our keenness in Arabia Weather to provide the best means of safety and security for everyone, we had to issue this awareness report on how to deal with earthquakes the moment they occur to maintain safety and reduce human losses.

 

 

What do you do when an earthquake occurs?

The basic rule: when an earthquake occurs : do not panic and try to act calmly and rationally wherever you are at the moment of the earthquake , and follow the following procedures:

 

What do you do when an earthquake occurs if you are inside the house?

1- Protect yourself from falling objects under a "wooden desk or table".
2- When an earthquake occurs , always try to protect your head, and be vigilant and aware of the possibility of parts of the ceiling falling, or some hanging objects, which may expose you to harm.
3- Stay away from windows, glass doors, mirrors, cabinets, and cupboards, as they are prone to falling.
4- Do not use flames, candles or matches if the electricity is cut off during the earthquake, as you do not guarantee that a gas leak will occur at that moment.
5- When an earthquake occurs while you are in the kitchen, you must first turn off the stove and then quickly hide under any counter or table.
6- When an earthquake occurs , try to reassure those around you and guide them on how to act to protect them from dangers.

 

 

What do you do when an earthquake occurs if you are outside the house?

1- If you are driving your car when an earthquake occurs , you must immediately stop at the side of the road
2- Avoid stopping the vehicle under bridges or high pressure lines.
3- Try to stay inside your vehicle until the earthquake ends, and do not get out of it unless you feel some danger.
4- When an earthquake occurs, if you are outside the house , do not run among the dilapidated buildings, as most of the danger comes to you from falling things.
6-Try to reassure those around you and guide them on how to act to protect them from dangers.

 

 

What do you do when the earthquake is over?

1- Check around you, and when there are injured people, check their health condition, and try to provide them with first aid
2- Try not to use your phone unless absolutely necessary, to keep the battery charged for as long as possible.
3- Do not use elevators, as sudden power outages may occur
4- When the earthquake ends, make sure that there is no gas leakage in the house or the place where you are, and avoid using flames
5- Pay attention during your movement of things that may fall, such as shelves, cupboards, and cabinets
6- Follow the news and instructions issued by the official authorities through the radio or the available media

 

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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