What to do during a Quake?


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What should we do when a Quake strikes? Well this ppt has the answer to the question. In a nutshell, DCH! Duck, Cover and Hold!

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  • What to do during a Quake?

    1. 1. What to do during an Earthquake
    2. 2. Earthquake Terminology Earthquake:  a sudden slipping or Aftershock:  an earthquake that movement of a follows the main portion of the earthquake Earth’s crust, followed by a series of vibrations. * As defined by FEMA
    3. 3. Associated Hazards Collapsing of buildings & bridges Disruption of gas, electricity & phone services Landslides & Avalanches Flash Floods Fires Tsunamis
    4. 4. What to do During a Quake?
    5. 5. Two Vital Tips If you’re indoors, stay there!  Steer clear of:  Bookshelves  Storage racks  Windows  Glass and Mirrors  Light Fixtures  Any other heavy objects 
    6. 6. During an earthquake Earthquakes can last just a few seconds or as long as several minutes, and knowing how to react during the quake can help prevent injuries: If Indoors • Immediately seek a safe location such beneath a table or desk, or along an interior wall away from windows or hazardous objects. • Cover the back of your head and your eyes to minimize injury from flying debris. • Do not take elevators during an earthquake. • If cooking, turn off heating elements immediately. •DO NOT use the elevators.
    7. 7. During an earthquake If Outdoors Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires. Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects. If in a Moving Vehicle Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires. Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped. Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake. If Trapped Under Debris Do not light a match. Do not move about or kick up dust. Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing. Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.
    8. 8. DUCK under a strong table or other protection COVER your head with your hands or other object HOLD the position until safe
    9. 9. Test Your Knowledge
    10. 10. Identify the Quake Hazards
    11. 11. Answers: 3 1. 2. 4 2 3. 4. 1 Clutter beneath desk Glass door & windows Portrait & vases on top of bookshelf Free-standing light fixture, not secured
    12. 12. Identify the Quake Hazards
    13. 13. Answers: 3 Clutter on ground Heavy items on shelf 4. 2 Hanging light fixtures 3. 4 1. 2. 1 Unsecure items
    14. 14. Where would you DCH?
    15. 15. Time for Practical Application DCH
    16. 16. Earthquake Safety/Preparedness