Friday, March 12, 2010

What to do before an earthquake:

Learn about earthquakes. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time of the day or night. If an earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause many deaths and injuries and extensive property damage. Although there are no guarantees of safety during an earthquake, identifying potential hazards ahead of time. Advance planning can save lives and significantly reduce injuries and property damage.

Familiarize yourself with these terms:

  • Earthquake
  • Aftershock
  • Fault
  • Magnitude

Have Earthquake Safety Kits ready:

  • At home
  • In your car
  • Out of your home (i.e. school / office)

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