If you have the opportunity to leave the premises at the beginning of an earthquake, do it quickly and carefully. Go out into the open, do not approach trees, billboards and houses. Do not stand on bridges, avoid overpasses and power lines.
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Important: Do not use the phone if there is no good reason for this, because there is a risk of overloading the telephone line.
What to do before the earthquake
Inspect your home: Identify heavy and traumatic things that might fall during an earthquake, such as dishes, books, and paintings. Move them to the floor; Just in case, collect documents and money, and keep them with you; Just in case, arrange with family or friends where you will meet after the end of the earthquake; Find a first aid kit and take care of its composition;
How to survive an indoor earthquake
Items can fall and tip over, so in any case, do not stand under the chandelier, do not go to mirrors, cabinets, high furniture, shelves and any large household appliances; During the shocks, lie on the floor next to the supporting wall, covering your head and neck with your hands or pillow; If there is a strong table at home – hide under it; Do not go to the balcony; If you use a wheelchair, then move to the supporting wall, lock the wheels and cover your head;
What to do during an earthquake indoors / 24 channel infographic
If you are on the way and an earthquake starts
Carefully stop on the side of the road and put the car on the hand brake. Stay in the car until the earthquake ends; Do not stop in tunnels, on bridges and under them. Also, do not stop under the trees, power lines, lights and road signs;
How to behave during an earthquake in an auto / infographic 24 channels
What to do after an earthquake
Make sure no one is injured. If someone is injured, call an ambulance and try to provide first aid; Be sure to check your home for safety: the presence of fire, spilled toxic substances, leakage and damaged electrical wires; Carefully open the room doors and cabinets to make sure that nothing falls on you; Do not stand near houses, because after tremors they may be in disrepair;
What is known about earthquakes in Ukraine?
The most dangerous areas in Ukraine are Transcarpathian, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odessa, Chernivtsi and the annexed Crimean peninsula.
In Crimea, in 1927, an earthquake occurred with an intensity of 8 points – it became the most powerful in the history of the peninsula. Also, archaeologists found traces of ancient earthquakes with an intensity of up to 9 points in the Donetsk region.
Now the territory of Transcarpathia is the most seismically active. There were repeatedly recorded earthquakes with an intensity of 6-7 points, the epicenters of which were in the areas of Svalyava, Dolgoy, Teresva, Mukachevo and Uzhgorod.
Rules of conduct on the street during an earthquake / 24 channel infographic
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