From picking safe places in a home to installing strong latches, earthquake preparedness goes a long way when the unpredictable disaster strikes. An aerial view of damage to northern Honshu, Japan, after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area. Earthquakes can occur at any time of the year, day or night, according to the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross has also listed a number of ways for people to prepare for an earthquake.
Become aware of fire evacuation and earthquake safety plans for all of the buildings you occupy regularly. Keep a flashlight and sturdy shoes by each person’s bed in case the earthquake strikes in the middle of the night. Hang heavy items, such as pictures and mirrors, away from beds, couches and anywhere people sleep or sit. Learn how to shut off the gas valves in your home and keep a wrench handy for that purpose.
Learn about your area’s seismic building standards and land use codes before you begin new construction.
This is a sample of what an earthquake preparedness kit would look like, according to the American Red Cross.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent. In the light of the destruction in Japan in 2011 and the 2.7 tremor in the West Valley fault (Check map and view the original Phivolcs map, click here.) in the last week of September, what should one do during times of an earthquake?


He disputed the old teaching that a person evacuating a building needs to brace his arms over his head while running.
Aside from that, one can never be sure if his or her hands are strong enough to protect him from any debris that might fall, he said.
Provisions will include food and water, medicines, blanket, flashlight, cash, travel documents, and a knife or a gun that can be used for self-defense.
He presented documented cases of looting and killing in Port Au-Prince, Haiti, and even in the USA when it was struck by Hurricane Katrina. Esguerra recommends that families should talk about their meeting place if an earthquake occurs, because communication and access to transportation will be most likely impossible. You might also want to check out the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology maps of faults and trenches in the valleys of Metro Manila and the rest of the Philippines.
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Blog Watch plans to talk to the candidatesBlog Watch interviewed presidential candidates in the 2010 national elections and plan to do the same for the 2016 national elections. Blog Watch does not solicit, ask for, demand or receive any financial or material remuneration for involvement in its activities, whether in cash or in kind. View the #epalwatch gallery and submit epal photos or use our hashtag #epalwatch on twitter when submitting photos. Everyone can take simple steps to prepare for disasters to ensure the well being of their family.
A safe place could be under a piece of furniture or against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you.


If you do not have sturdy furniture to hold on to, sit on the floor next to an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your arms. Keep supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. The first rule, get out of the building, run to an open space, out of harm’s way from falling debris. During day time, most families in Metro Manila are not in the household, with parents usually at work and children at school.
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