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Earthquake hits Hindukush, tremors felt in North India: how to survive an earthquake

Earthquake hits Hindukush, tremors felt in North India: how to survive an earthquake

Due to the quake that struck at 5:13 pm there was no immediate reports of any loss of life or property. Here's what you can do before, during and after an earthquake, in view of Friday's earthquake.


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 6.3 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter in the Hindu Kush area struck many parts of northern India on Friday, including Delhi-NCR. Due to the quake that struck at 5:13 pm, there was no immediate evidence of any loss of life or property.

Here's what you can do before, during and after an earthquake, in view of Friday's earthquake.

DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
 According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), "take refuge under a table" during an earthquake and "cover your head with one hand and hold the table until the tremors cease."

"Rush outside, but don't use lifts" after the tremors have ended. Using stairs, in any event.

Do not stand near houses, walls, trees, and poles when you're outside. Pull over in an open place if you're inside a car and sit inside. Eviting bridges.

AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
After the earthquake, avoid entering the damaged buildings.
If you are trapped in the rubble:
a) Do not light a matchstick
b) Cover your mouth with a cloth
c) Tap on a pipe or a wall
d) Sound a whistle
e) Shout only as a last resort

Use stairs and not lifts or elevators

BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE
Before an earthquake, consult an engineer to make your house earthquake resistant.
Repair deep plaster cracks on walls and ceilings.
Fasten shelves securely to walls; place heavy and large objects on lower shelves. Always have an emergency kit ready.
Develop an emergency communication plan ready for your family, as per the IMD.




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