After an earthquake

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    When the shaking stops,  look around to make sure it is safe to move. Then exit the building.

  • Help injured or trapped persons. Give first aid where appropriate. Don not move seriously injured persons unless they are in danger of further injury.
  • Expect aftershocks as well as power outages. If you live in a coastal area, be aware of possible tsunamis and be ready to move to higher ground.
  • Listen to a battery operated radio or television for the latest emergency information.
  • Authorities recommend using your telephone only for emergency calls.
  • Stay away from damaged areas unless your assistance has been requested by emergency personnel.
  • Return home only when authorities say it is safe. Check for gas leaks and damage to electrical systems and water lines. Leave the area if yo smell gas.