How to act when a quake hits

A strong earthquake with magnitude of 6.5 struck Kumamoto Prefecture yesterday.
I would like to share how to act when a quake hits.

If indoors..

When you are in the building, protect your head first.

Most Japanese are taught to hide under a stable desk while avoiding windows or shelves.

However, according to Mr. Copp from the American Rescue Team, it is better to lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair, the so-called “triangle of life,” when you can’t escape by getting out the door or window. This is a controversial issue though.

When the tremors finish, get water.Water supplies may be interrupted.
Use your shoes even inside of the house, so that you don’t step on broken glass.

If outdoors…

If you are outside, don’t stand near walls or poles as they may collapse.
Please protect your head as broken windows may fall down on you.

What to Do in Case of Emergency
http://www.tokyo-icc.jp/guide_eng/kinkyu/05.html

Triangle of life by Doug Copp
http://www2.bpaonline.org/Emergencyprep/arc-on-doug-copp.html

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