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Earth Quake in Los Angeles July 4th

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Earth Quake in Los Angeles July 4th

 

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest in Kern County, Southern California, at 10:33 a.m. local time on July 4, 2019.

 

Southern California is home to more than 200 faults, large and small, that can trigger earthquakes of magnitudes of 5.0 to 7.8. The earthquake may cause disruption to the transportation, electricity, water supply, gas supply and other service systems, affecting the daily life of the public, as well as property damage and casualties.

 

Here is some used knowledge when encountered with a Earth Quake

 

First, pre-earthquake preparation

 

1.    Stock emergency kits and other disaster emergency supplies, and stored in a convenient place to obtain. Emergency packages should include water, food, flashlights, whistles, first aid medicines, radios, screwdrivers, small wrenches, etc. It is recommended to store basic necessities at home for at least 3 days in case of emergency use.

 

2.    To take fixed measures against large furniture and falling items such as refrigerators, televisions, bookshelves, water heaters, mirrors and lamps, and to place larger, heavier and fragile items in a low place to prevent tipping and falling in an earthquake. Understand the location of the house's electric gates, water pipes and gas main switch, and turn off the total switch in case of leakage, gas leakage and leakage due to earthquake damage to the house.

 

3.    Ask professional institutions to inspect the earthquake-resistant performance of houses and repair and reinforce them in a timely manner. Please click to view the Seismic Design and Construction Guide.

 

4.    To participate in the local earthquake prevention and relief drills, you can refer to the earthquake self-protection related video. Click here for community emergency drills.

 

5.    Keeping properly the important items such as medicines and certificates for your own use.

 

6.    Temporary visitors should learn about earthquake prevention measures, emergency items configuration, etc. from the hotel where they are staying.

 

Second, earthquake response

 

If in the room:

1.    Squat (DROP). In the event of an earthquake, you should take the initiative to squat, hands and knees on the ground.

2.    Shelter (COVER). Protect your head and neck with your hands to avoid being hit by falling objects. If you are in a dangerous location, try to climb under the table or the corner of the house, the inside wall, etc. to be safer. If in bed, stay on the bed and protect your head with a pillow.

3.    Be careful to keep your distance from windows, exterior doors, glass, and anything that may fall. If possible, wear a safety helmet.

4.    Grasp (HOLD ON). Hold the solid object around you until the vibration stops.

 

Most of the earthquake damage occurs in running, not trying to run out of buildings while shaking under your feet. Do not use the elevator.

 

If outside:

 

Squat in place and move to an open area in a safe situation. Protect the head and neck and hold the object.

The greatest danger outside is buildings, especially entrances and exterior walls. Stay away from buildings, overpasses, billboards, trees, streetlights and wires.

 

If driving:

Park your car at a roadside safety as soon as possible, turn on the emergency light, and stay inside until the earthquake stops.

Avoid parked near buildings, trees, overpasses and power lines. Be careful to move forward after the earthquake stops.

 

If trapped:

Use your phone to call for help, tap pipes, walls, or whistle stoic stoics to help locate.

Cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief or clothing. Do not shout for help unless you have to, so as not to inhale dust. Do not use fire.

 

Third, post-earthquake disposal

1.    Evacuation. After the earthquake stops, judge the surrounding environment, and leave the building after confirming safety, taking care to avoid danger.

2.    Aftershocks. Aftershocks are usually less powerful than the main one and can cause damage, and may last longer.

3.    Fire. Fire is the most common secondary disaster after an earthquake. If possible, pay attention to check whether the gas leakage and extinguish the zero-spark source.

4.    Tsunami. If living in a coastal area, be aware of tsunami warnings, follow guidelines, move high and be alert to possible reflux.

5.    Rescue. Help injured and trapped people in safe conditions. Do not move seriously injured persons except in emergency situations that may face more injury.

6.    Placement. If the place of residence is damaged and no longer safe, go to a public settlement. You can send shelter to your zip code (e.g. shelter 12345) to 43362, check the nearest settlement.

7.    Information. Pay attention to the radio, television, network and other ways to actively obtain seismic information. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) all issued disaster announcements and alerts. The public can download the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mobile phone client and receive emergency notifications at any time.

8.    Go home. He returned home only after the authorities had declared it safe. Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction also need to take appropriate safety measures, especially to beware of gas, water, electricity may be caused by earthquake damage and security risks. For post-disaster food hygiene and safety, please click here.

 

 

 


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