6) If you are driving a vehicle
- Pull up close to the curb, as it is hard to drive a vehicle during earthquakes. Do not stop your vehicle in an intersection.
- Clear out of the center of the road to stay out of the way of emergency vehicles.
- In a city, vehicles are not allowed to be on the road. Turn on your radio and follow the police’s instructions.
- If you must use a vehicle to evacuate from the area affected by an earthquake, close all windows to prevent flames from getting into the vehicle. Keep the doors unlocked and move immediately.
7) If you are on a mountain or near the seashore
- Avoid places near a mountain or a steep slope, as there may be danger of a landslide.
- Avoid the seashore, as there may be danger of a tsunami. Listen to the local broadcast and follow instructions.
8) When the earthquake stops
- Stay alert for aftershocks, as they may cause critical harm to buildings weakened by the earthquake.
- Have a flashlight available. Make sure that there is no gas leakage before you turn on the gas, as gas leakage may lead to an explosion.
- Be sure to wear sturdy shoes to protect your feet from broken glass pieces.
- Have an expert check the house before you enter it, if you are not certain about the safety of your house.
- Sort out medicines and chemicals scattered or poured out on the floor, but if you are not sure about how to discard them, leave them be.
- Check the status of damages to electric wiring, gas pipes, water pipes and household appliances.
- If you smell or hear a gas leak, evacuate the building after opening the windows. Turn off the main valve, if possible.
- If there is a gas leak, turn off the valve and report it to the utility technician. Do not use it before a thorough inspection from an expert.
- Do not turn on the circuit breaker if an electrical problem is suspected.
- Check the status of sewage pipe before using your flush toilet.
- Carefully open up the closet door, as contents may fall out.
- Refrain from using your telephones or mobile phones, unless there is a life and death situation.
- Pay keen attention to emergency- related news.
- Do not get close to an affected area before the help of rescue workers.