Are we prepared for a possible earthquake?


Within the home

• Secure the shelves and the libraries firmly to the walls
• Remove the heavy and tall furniture from the doors that can fall and block our exit
• Place heavy objects on lower shelves
• Do not place heavy objects over beds and sofas
• Firmly fasten luminaires and ceiling fans
• Identify well sheltered spaces in every room of the house:

  • Under strong desks or tables
  • Keep away from glass surfaces and libraries
  • Away from balconies
  • Keep away from glass surfaces and libraries
    • We check the proper operation of the electricity and gas supply network
    • Familiarize family members about how to turn off general electrical, water and gas switches
    • We inform family members about emergency phones

• We supply emergency supplies such as food (galleys, toasted bread, dry food), clothes, sleeping bag, portable radio with batteries, flashlight, whistle, first aid kit (if someone takes medication for a long time it is good to have his medication in the above materials for at least three or four days.)

Outside the house

• We select a safe meeting place after the earthquake, which is far from buildings and trees and away from telephone and electrical cables (for this site we also inform our family members)


If you are in the house or in a tall building

• Keep your temper
• Cover under a sturdy piece of furniture (table, desk), kneel and hold the foot of your furniture
• If there is no sturdy furniture, kneel down as high as possible and protect your head and neck with your hands.
• Remove from large glass surfaces (windows, glass partitions) or furniture and objects that can injure you.
• Do not attempt to move away from home (risk of serious injury).
• Do not go out on the balcony, leave the windows.

If you are in an entertainment area, shopping mall or big store

• Keep your temper
• Stay in place until the vibration is over
• Do not be swept away by the panicky crowd that moves neatly toward the exits. why risk getting trapped


• Remove from areas under buildings, telephone or electrical cables.
• If you carry a bag or briefcase with you, cover your head with it.

If you’re in the car

• Use an open area and carefully stop the car to prevent traffic.
• Avoid passing through tunnels, bridges and overpasses


• Prepare for any aftershocks
• Carefully check yourself and those around you for possible injuries
• If there are severely injured, do not move them
• Evacuate the building from the stairway (do not use the lift) after switching off the power, water and gas switches.
• Use in an open and secure place.
• Follow the instructions of the authorities and do not pay attention to rumors.
• DO NOT use your phone (stationary and mobile) except in case of emergency or if you need to call for help (because the telephone networks are overloaded).
• DO NOT use your car unnecessarily, as there is a risk that you may become an obstacle to the work of the rescue crews.
• Avoid getting into your home if you see damage, cut cables, leakage of gas or gas.

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