As a visitor to Japan, you should know what to do in the event of a earthquake and we have provided some basic guidelines below… I hope you will never apply this.
When you feel a tremor…
- If you are inside, try to open windows or doors to ensure you have a clear exit when the tremor stops.
- If you are outside, try to find an open space away from potential falling glass, walls or trees – best options are public parks or school playground areas.
- Know where your fire extinguishers are so that you can quickly put out any fires that start. No extinguisher? Try and douse any small fires with blankets.
- Try to get into a space that will protect you from falling objects. If you are sat at a desk then get under it.
- Do not get in a lift/elevator. Always use emergency exit stairs.
- Turn off any gas mains and electrical circuit breakers.
- If you are outside, protect your head in any way that you can. If you are carrying a handbag, anything that will provide some cushion from falling objects, put it on your head.
- If you are near the sea or large bodies of water, move to higher ground in case of tsunami.
- If you are in a hotel or apartment, if you have the opportunity, run a bath of water. This may prove essential after the event.
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