Many of us remember earthquake drills in our early school days but a good refresher on what to do in case of an earthquake is a good idea. The same simple earthquake safety instructions are still being taught today: if you feel an earthquake DROP to the ground, take COVER under a desk or table and HOLD on to the desk or table top or leg so it doesn’t bounce away. Don’t move until 30 seconds after the shaking stops.
Most injuries sustained during earthquakes occur because of a blow from a falling object or a loss of footing during the shaking. Those who are able to get under safe cover within 3-4 seconds can often reduce their risk of injury. If you find yourself in a room without a table or desk, your goal should be to make sure that your head is not the tallest thing in the room by getting low, covering your head and sitting beside an inside wall or heavy furniture or between furniture or rows of chairs.Read More