What to do before an earthquake:

• If you are not convinced that your home is designed to withstand an earthquake, then with the help of a specialist you can reinforce the bearing walls and the connections between the walls and the foundation.
• Try to avoid placing heavy furniture.
• Secure well on walls, shelves, bookcases, paintings and mirrors.
• Always place the heaviest objects on the lower shelves.
• In the kitchen, ensure that the doors of the shelves or drawers where you keep plates, glasses, cups and knives do not open in case of earthquake shaking.
• Learn where and how to turn off the gas, water and mains water taps.
• Determine the safest points in the apartment, where to take shelter in the event of an earthquake: under the door frames, in the corners of the walls or under the table and the bed.
• Always keep a first aid kit at home. A flashlight, a battery powered radio. For these, make sure that every member of the family knows where these are located.
• Eliminate any situation that could pose a risk to you and your family in the event of an earthquake.

What to do during an earthquake:

• If you are in a closed place, go immediately under the beam of the apartment, in the door frame or next to a retaining wall.
• You must be careful of things that can hit you such as windows, furniture, etc.,
• Be careful when using stairs. They are often a little resistant and can be damaged.
• It is best to avoid using the elevator. It may be blocked or damaged.
• Be aware of other earthquake consequences, such as bridge collapses, landslides, and gas leaks.
• If you are in an open environment, stay away from tall buildings, trees, electric poles as you can be hit by various materials.

What should we do after the earthquake:

• Make sure that the people around you are in good health.
• Carefully exit the dwellings.
• Don’t forget to wear shoes, as there may be glass and other objects outside and you may injure your feet.