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General Notice Earthquake Procedures: What to Do and Where to Go

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GSI 2016-09-23 10:51

We have been experiencing some earthquakes lately here in Korea. Please make sure that each one of you stay safe and be sure to know these procedures to survive an earthquake tremor. Read thoroughly through these articles below to know what to do and where to go when another earthquake occurs.

Earthquake Procedures
If you are indoors when shaking starts:
•“DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON.” If you are not near a strong table or desk, drop to the floor against an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your arms.
•Avoid windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, large appliances and cabinets filled with heavy objects. •Do not try to run out of the structure during strong shaking.
•If you are in bed, stay there and cover your head with a pillow.
•Do not use elevators.

If you are outdoors when shaking starts:
•Move to a clear area if you can safely walk. Avoid power lines, buildings and trees.
•If you are on the beach, move to higher ground. An earthquake can cause a tsunami.

Once the earthquake shaking stops:
•Check the people around you for injuries; provide first aid. Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger.
•Check around you for dangerous conditions, such as fires, downed power lines and structure damage.
•If you have fire extinguishers and are trained to use them, put out small fires immediately.
•Turn off the gas only if you smell gas.

If you are trapped in debris:
•Move as little as possible so that you don’t kick up dust. Cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
•Tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort

Evacuation Plan: