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California magnitude 7.1 earthquake:How to save life when earthquake?

California magnitude 7.1 earthquake:How to save life when earthquake?

By  Joe Horner 2019-07-06 756 0

An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred near central California (35.86N, 117.50 W) on July 5, 2019.The earthquake occurred at 08:19 local time on the 5th and was centered in the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest. The epicenter was shallow and was felt throughout the region, including Los Angeles and Las Vegas. There is no detailed information on losses or casualties. So, how to save life when earthquake? Here will give you some safety tips!

California magnitude 7.1 earthquake 

If you were indoor at the time of the earthquake:

1. Choose small cubicles and strong furniture to hide on the spot

2. Grasp or hold on to a firm object such as the leg of a table

3. Protect the head, neck, eyes, hold and cover the mouth and nose

4. Keep calm and quickly turn off the power and gas, grab a pillow or cushion to protect the head in a safe corner

5. Don't go near the window or balcony when you're hiding

6. Don't jump from a building.

 California magnitude 7.1 earthquake

The collapse of houses after an earthquake sometimes forms triangular spaces indoors, which are relatively safe places for people to survive, which can be called shock absorbers. It includes solid furniture, the root of the inner wall, corner, kitchen, toilet, storeroom and other small places. Therefore, when earthquakes occur, if you are indoors, pay attention to the use of them.

If you were outside at the time of the earthquake:

1. Avoid the flow of people, do not squeeze, do not light open fire, because there may be flammable and explosive gases in the air.

2. On the spot choose to squat or lie down in the open, do not run, do not casually return to the room, avoid crowded places.

3. To avoid tall buildings, such as: buildings, tall chimneys, water towers, avoid overpasses and other complex structures, especially tall buildings with glass curtain walls.

4. Avoid dangerous things towering or hanging things, such as transformers, telephone poles, street lamps, billboards, cranes, etc.

5. Avoid dangerous places, such as narrow streets, dilapidated houses, dangerous walls, high door faces, etc.

California magnitude 7.1 earthquake 

At the same time, pay attention to indoor shock absorbers:

When the tremor stops, follow the instructions of the government and evacuate quickly from the building.

In addition, using your cell phone to report the situation to a friend may block the frequency required for the rescue service.

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