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Earthquakes: Easy-to-understand information


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Earthquakes can be dangerous.

Safety tips:

Before an earthquake starts

  • Objects can fall.
  • Fix down objects.

Get some important things together.

  • Emergency supplies
  • Food
  • Water
  • Medication
  • First aid kit
  • Identity card
  • Or passport
  • Torch
  • Money

During an earthquake

In your home

Crawl under a table.

Be careful:

  • Things could fall.


Do not go into a building.
Do not go

  • Near a bridge
  • To a lake
  • To a river

After an earthquake

Watch out for a second earthquake.
Be careful: More things could fall.
Listen to the news.