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Earthquake Predicted in Pakistan: What to Do If It Happens?

Dutch scientist warns of major quake in Pakistan, concern in media.

It should be remembered that a Dutch scientist who works for SSGEOS is the name organization that previously forecasted a massive earthquake in Turkey earlier this year that killed over 47,000 people.

So, what should you do if a powerful earthquake strikes your neighborhood?

What to do in the event of an earthquake

Keep a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and a flashlight in your home.

Learn basic first aid.

Discover how to shut off the gas, water, and electricity.

Make a plan for where you will meet your family in the event of an earthquake.

Heavy objects should not be left on shelves (they will collapse during a quake).

Learn about earthquake preparedness at your school or workplace.

What to do in the event of an earthquake

  • Stay inside if you’re inside. Stay outside if you’re outside.
  • Stand against a wall towards the center of the structure, stand in a doorway, or crawl under heavy furniture (a desk or table) if you’re indoors. Keep away from windows and exterior doors.
  • Stay out in the open, away from power wires and anything else that could collapse. Stay clear from buildings (things could fall off or the building could fall on you).
  • Use no matches, candles, or any other type of flame. Gas leaks and fire do not mix.
  • If you’re in a car, pull over and stay inside until the earthquake passes.
  • Avoid using elevators (they may break down).

What to do after an earthquake

  • Examine yourself and others for any injuries. Give first aid to everyone who requires it.
  • If it is not an emergency, do not use the phone.
  • Stay away from damaged structures.
  • Be cautious of broken glass and debris. Wear boots or sturdy shoes to protect your feet.
  • Avoid going to the beach. Tsunamis and seizures can occur after the ground has stopped trembling.
  • If you’re at school or work, follow the emergency plan or the person in charge’s instructions.

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