What to do in case of an Earthquake?

After coming back from a holy week break, several people posted on their social media accounts their experience about the earthquake. Luzon experienced a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that on Monday, April 22, 2019.


Photo courtesy of Lance Lauren


PNR, LRT1, LRT2 and MRT all closed their operations because of the earthquake. Several employees got stuck in their office. The question now is, what do you need to do in case of an earthquake?


Here the following things to do during an earthquake


1. Stay Calm

You have to be calm during the earthquake otherwise you would can’t decide right. Don’t let your emotions get over you, get over your emotions.


2. Duck, Cover and Hold

You have to identify the safe spot in the area that your in and cover your head. You have to remember that earthquake may last less than a minute and you have to cover your head.


3. Stay in an open area after the earthquake


It’s a protocol to stay in an open area to avoid objects falling in your head. You also have to stay away from glasses and other materials deemed to be harmful.


4. Do not use elevators


The last thing you want during an earthquake is to be stuck inside the elevator. You have to use the stairs if you are going down.