Earthquakes sometimes happen without symptoms. When an earthquake occurs then, our ability to survive will be tested.
We’d better have the ability to survive when an earthquake happens.
Survival Skills During Earthquake
1. Almost everyone who just “duck and shelter” when the building collapsed died from falling over the fall. People who take shelter under an object will crumble the body.
2. Cats, dogs, and babies usually take a curling position naturally. That’s also what you should do in the event of an earthquake. This is an instinct to save yourself. You can survive in a small room. Take a position next to an object, next to the sofa, next to a large object that will crumble a bit but leave the space next to it
3. Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves as the earthquake flow. If the wooden building remains collapsed, many safe empty rooms will form. Besides, wooden buildings have little concentration of heavy parts. The building of bricks will fall to pieces. Brick strips will result in bodily injuries, but few crush the body compared to reinforced concrete.
4. If you are in bed at the time of the earthquake, roll over to the side of the bed. A safe empty room will be by the bed. The hotel will have a high level of safety by merely attaching a warning on the back of the door to guests lying on the floor next to the bed in case of an earthquake.
5. If there is an earthquake and you can not get out through a window or door, then lie curled up next to a couch or big chair.
6. Almost everyone who is behind the door at the time the building collapsed will die. Why? If you stand behind the door and the door falls forward or back you will fall on the ceiling above it. If the door collapses to the side, you will be struck and split in half by it. In either case, you will not survive!
7. Never run through stairs. The stairs have different “moment of frequency” (the ladder will swing apart from the main building). Stairs and other parts of the building will continue to collide with each other until there is damage to the structure of the ladder. People who ran to the stairs before the stairs were collapsed would be cut into pieces. Even if the building does not collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs will be the most likely part of the building to be damaged. Also if the earthquake does not tear down the ladder, the ladder will collapse as well as the people are running to save themselves. The stairs should still be checked even if other parts of the building are not damaged.
8. Stand near the outer wall of the building or on the outside if possible. It will be safer to be outside the building than inside. The further you are from the outside of the building the more likely your escape route will be closed.
9. People inside the vehicle will be struck if the road above it collapses and crushes the car; this is what happens on the floors of the Nimitz expressway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all survived in their cars & died. They may be able to escape by getting out of the vehicle and lying next to their car. All the destroyed vehicles have a safe room 1 meter high beside them, except for cars struck directly by the toll road columns.
10. I discovered as I crawled under the office of a newspaper company and another office that kept a lot of paper that the paper did not compact. Large space found around piles of papers.