- Origen: The earth crust moves and releases energy: vibration and shaking
- Trigger: Movement of the crust
- Danger: Destroy property, falling objects, bury people and kill
- Behaviour: Sudden onset and difficult to get away
- Place: Mainly along the line between crusts
- Other: It is possible to predict potential risk and area, but not onset
- Precaution: Be careful when in risk areas
- Closedown of Society: Critical first hours and potential long lasting
WFET on Earthquake
We need to be more conscious about where we are. If we are in a risk area, then we should be conscious about where we stay. Earthquakes happen from time to time, and if you are sitting under a window you might be cut by falling glass. Ask local people about earthquakes in the area where you are. They will give information about risk areas and safer areas. If an earthquake hits it simply come. You will have no information before everything starts shaking, the lights go off and things start falling around you. That is why you have to plan; plan BEFORE the emergency.
This is called to make your emergency plan. That is IF the worst case scenario happens, an earthquake. What do you do? First you need to set your parameters; where is it more dangerous to be if it happen an earthquake. In a high building or a low building, under electrical cables or beside, close to glass windows or on distance, drunk or sober, and so on. Divide into different zones red, yellow and green. When you move into a yellow zone you need to have a way out if something happen or a safe place to hide. When moving into red zone you need to me on 100% alert, have a pre-defined way out and pre-defined clues for you to pull out. If it is possible define safe zones to use IF you cannot get out. Perhaps most important than everything, STAY CALM! Panic is the biggest killer during earthquakes.