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How to stay safe when an earthquake occurs
But there are measures you can take to ensure the damage is minimal
Here are some easy steps to stay safe the next time an earthquake strikes.
Cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, (such as lighting fixtures or furniture).
Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes.
Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside.
Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.
If outdoors, do not move from where you are. However, move away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and utility wires.
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