Forewarned is forearmed, especially when it comes to earthquakes. Fortunately, not all of us have experienced their consequences, but we surely should know what to do in case of one. Even if we live in a safe area, this doesn’t mean we’ll never face this danger.
The WeGoRo’s team combined the recommendations of the Red Cross and the United Nations experts on the impact of natural disasters for you to know how to stay safe during an earthquake.
This theory is quite controversial. On the one hand, the most common danger during an earthquake is falling objects. If we knew in advance that an earthquake wasn’t going to be strong enough to bring down the house, we could safely hide under the table.
But in more severe earthquakes, when walls and ceilings fall, the table would simply crush a person.
You have about 10-20 seconds from a first tremor to a possible collapse. It would be perfect if you used them to leave the building. But don’t do it if:
You always need some time to assess a situation. In an emergency, making a decision becomes even more difficult.
This way the wreckage of buildings and wires won’t fall on you. If you’re on a bridge or staircase, leave them immediately.