We have no any fool proof system to anticipate the earthquake occurrence. However following measures can be taken to reduce the consequent damage .
This is not 100 percent authentic , however many of us believe in this. If there is change in natural behavior then it is showing a danger signal of earthquake . For example: If animals are weeping or birds are not visible, then it may be the indication of any natural disaster.
- Keep calm. It is the most important, because body realizes unusual feelings during earthquake.
- Stay away from walls if you are inside your house.
- Get out of your house as soon as possible.
- Hide yourself under table or bench.
- Cushion type object may be kept on head.
- Heavy objects are not to be kept at high shelves near bed.
- Main switch of electric line to be switched off.
- Stop immediately if you are driving car or bike.
- If the road is getting crack , then move away from the crack area
- Switch of gas oven.
- It is better to get out of house and lay down flat on the ground.
- When you are outside , then keep away from tree .
- Stay away from beaches area even after shake ended. Tsunami may strike after the earthquake .
- keep away from bridges and building if you are at out area .
- Keep away from overhead electric lines, tower and poles.
- Keep a first aid box at known place.
- Use your intelligence to save yourself as you know your situation best at the time of earthquake.
- Beautiful homes are the largest killer during the earthquake, therefore make homes strong instead of beautiful.