When the shaking stops
Protect yourself from further danger by putting on long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes, and work gloves.
- Check those around you and offer help if necessary.
- Put out small fires and eliminate fire hazards. Evacuate the building if you are unable to control the fire. Turn off the gas if you think it's leaking.
- Listen to the radio for instructions from Civil Defence. Some people may need to be evacuated.
- After a big earthquake expect aftershocks - they can go on for weeks or even months. Each time you feel one, drop, take cover, and hold on.
- Check your home or workplace for damage. Get everyone out if the building is unsafe.
- Don't go sightseeing - you'll add to the congestion and hamper relief efforts.
Don't touch downed power lines - treat all power lines as alive.