SOME QUICK TIPS What to do BEFORE an earthquake

Make sure you have one in your house: a fire extinguisher, first aid kits, battery radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
Turn off gas pipelines, water balloons, and remove power outlets.
Make a plan of where to meet your family after the earthquake.
Do not leave heavy objects on shelves as they will fall during earthquake shocks.
Support furniture such as cupboards or heavy shelves and other removable accessories, near the wall or, if you have them mounted, lower them to the floor.
Learn the contingency plan for what steps to take in the event of an earthquake at school or at work.


Keep calm! If you are indoors, stay indoors! If you are out of the house, stay out.
If you are indoors, stand against a wall site near the center of the building, stand on the doorstep, or slip under heavy furniture such as under a desk.
Stay out of windows and out of doors.
If you are out, stay away from power lines or anything that may fall and get you down.
Stay away from other buildings as things may fall from the building or the building itself may fall on you.
Do not use fire extinguishers, candles, or any other method of fire extinguishing because they can mix in broken gas pipes.
If you are in a car, stop the car and stay inside the car until the earthquake stops.
Do not use elevators (as they may stall and / or stop automatically).

What to do after the earthquake

Check yourself and others close to you if they are injured. Give first aid to those who need it.
Check water pipelines, gas pipelines, and power lines for potential damage.
Check if you smell gas. If you smell gas, open all windows and doors immediately and leave them open. Also notify the relevant authorities.
Turn on the TV / Radio. Do not use your phone unless you have an emergency.
Stay out and away from damaged buildings.
Beware of broken glass or broken glass. Wear boots or strong shoes so that your feet do not crack.
Beware of the chimneys because if you have one near you they may fall on you.
Stay away from beaches because, for example, in the event of a tsunami, large waves created by an earthquake at sea strike after the earth has stopped shaking.
Stay away from damaged areas.
If you are at school or at work, follow emergency plan instructions and safety personnel tips.
Be aware and expect that there will be post-earthquake aftershocks as well.