An earthquake is the shaking of the ground. It is the result of a sudden
release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves.
a country where often earthquakes take place. 20 % of strong earthquakes over magnitude
6 in the world occurred in Japan. When you come across an earthquake, take care
of the following.
yourself safely like under the table. If there is no table, protect your head
with something like pillow.
an exit to evacuate in case of damages of door and window. (It may happen that
you are shut in house because of transformation of door and window.)
out. If you have a big earthquake, or if you are away from fire origin, don’t
rush to put fire out.
along the street
away from brick wall.
apart from buildings because debris of glass or roofing tiles may sometimes
get close to a hanging electric cable.
to a strap or hold a handrail tightly for a sudden stop.
●When train stops,
don't rush to open doors with emergency cock, nor go out from window.
yourself calmly listening to announcements.
of an earthquake, speed down slowly, stop your car on left side and turn off
●Stay in your car until shaking stops.
●When you go away from your car, be sure to leave the key with doors unlocked.