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Transcript of Earthquakes
Store breakable items in closets, cabinets or the attic.
Create a disaster ready plan.
Prepare disaster supplies (Canned Food, First Aid Kit, 3 gallons (11.4 liters) of water per person, dust masks , and a working battery-operated radio and flashlights.)
Turn off your gas and water mains. If you are outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, and power lines. Drop to the ground.
If you are in a car, slow down and drive to a clear place. Stay in the car until the shaking stops.
If a power line falls on your vehicle, do not get out. Wait for assistance.
If you are in a mountainous area or near unstable slopes or cliffs, be alert for falling rocks and other debris. Landslides are often triggered by earthquakes. To prepare for an aftershock you need to get out of the of the house or building you're in because it could have already been damaged by the initial earthquake. If the building is weak enough it will easily fall.
It can be dangerous outside too, however if the building collapses on you, it can be more fatal than being outside. Each time you feel an aftershock, drop, cover and hold on.
Get First Aid, if necessary, before helping injured or trapped persons.
Look quickly for damage in and around your home and get everyone out if your home is unsafe.
Listen to a portable, battery-operated or hand-crank radio for updated emergency information and instructions.
Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.
Clean up spilled flammable liquids immediately.
Open closet and cabinet doors carefully as contents may have shifted.
Watch out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines and stay out of damaged areas.
Stay out of damaged buildings.
Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.
Help people who require assistance (infants, elderly people... etc.) Shaanxi Earthquake of 1556
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Indian Ocean Earthquake of 2004
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Liquefaction What to do if shaking begins? - Indoors Drop down; take cover under a desk or table and hold on.
Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you're sure it's safe to exit.
Stay away from bookcases or furniture that can fall on you.
Stay away from windows. In a high-rise building, expect the fire alarms and sprinklers to go off during a quake.
If you are in bed, hold on and stay there, protecting your head with a pillow. During an earthquake, it might be possible that when the shaking starts, you leave the stove/oven open which can cause fires. There is also a high rate for floods, droughts, and famine. The Effects of Aftershocks Citations Aftershocks are a very dangerous part of an earthquake
because they can be almost as dangerous as the actual earthquake. In 2012 there was an earthquake in Italy measured to be a 5.8 and the aftershocks measured to be 4.0. There was church which survived the actual earthquake and two men were trying to find any cracks and an after shock hit and it collapsed and a priest died in an aftershock. The reason the priest died is because he was not careful and didn't think of aftershocks that could have happened. You always have to prepare for an aftershock because they can be the ones that break old buildings Plate Tectonics
Divergent Boundaries Works Cited
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