Worldwide | Megafore News | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm IST
DROP & COVER:
During an earthquake, the one most important thing to remember is the "DROP and COVER RULE". Simply fall flat on the floor if you're out in the open. If you're indoors, it is extremely important that you maintain your calm and try to take cover under a heavy object like study tables.
Stay away from Buildings:
If you are outdoors, stay as far away from buildings as possible. Take special precaution of being far away from glass buildings.
Stay away from things that can Fall:
Stay away from pretty much anything that you feel could 'possibly' fall.
Surviving Crowded Areas:
If you find yourself in a crowded area, stay calm. Do not attempt to sprint to the nearest exit. More often than not, a greater percentage of lives are lost due to panic situations during an earthquake leading to stampedes.
Beware of aftershocks once the initial earthquake has ended. Aftershocks are follow-up earthquakes. They are smaller than the first one, but, are still, very dangerous.