Questions and answers

When indoors during an earthquake the safest place to be is?

When indoors during an earthquake the safest place to be is?

In modern houses, doorways are no stronger than any other part of the house, and the doorway does not protect you from the most likely source of injury- falling or flying objects. You also may not be able to brace yourself in the door during strong shaking. You are safer under a table.

What should we not do during earthquake?

What not to do in an earthquake

  • Do not run outside. Do: Shelter in place using Drop, Cover and Hold On.
  • Do not get in a doorway. Do: Shelter in place under a table. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects.
  • Do not make phone calls. Do: Text.

Where should we be when an earthquake occurs outdoors or indoors Why?

During an earthquake: During the event, the safest place is an open space, away from buildings. If you are indoors, take cover under a desk, table, bed, or doorways and against inside walls and staircase. Stay away from glass doors, glass panes, windows, or outside doors.

What happens if you run during an earthquake?

Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. Again, you are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.

Is it better to be on the top floor during an earthquake?

In an earthquake, if you are on an upper story of a building, do not try to leave the building during the earthquake. Taking cover is the only way to protect from falling debris, the main source of injury in an earthquake. You do not know when you first feel the shaking how large the earthquake will be.

What should you do if you are outside during an earthquake?

If you’re outdoors during an earthquake, move to a clear area away from trees, signs, buildings, electrical wires and poles. Move away from buildings, street- lights, and utility wires. Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops.

What should you do during an earthquake indoors?

If you are INDOORS — STAY THERE! Get under a desk or table and hang on to it (Drop, Cover, and Hold on!) or move into a hallway or against an inside wall. STAY CLEAR of windows, fireplaces, and heavy furniture or appliances. GET OUT of the kitchen, which is a dangerous place (things can fall on you).

What would you do during earthquake while you are outdoors?

If you’re OUTDOORS, move to a clear area away from trees, signs, buildings, electrical wires and poles. Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires. Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits, and alongside exterior walls.

Why do you not go outside during an earthquake?

Don’t run outside. Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling.

What should you do if there is an earthquake in your area?

Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around. If you are inside, stay inside. DO NOT run outside or to other rooms during an earthquake. You are less likely to be injured if you stay where you are.

Is it dangerous to run outside during an earthquake?

Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling.

What happens when an earthquake hits without any warning?

Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl; you therefore will most likely be knocked to the ground where you happen to be. You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be start of the big one.

Is it safe to stand in a doorway during an earthquake?

DO NOT stand in a doorway. You are safer under a table. In modern houses, doorways are no stronger than any other part of the house. Doorways do not protect you from the most likely source of injury − falling or flying objects.