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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE. WELL IN ADVANCE: ALWAYS ASSESS YOUR SITUATION IDENTIFY HAZARDS. IDENTIFY SAFE PLACES. TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN. Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007.

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planning considerations for period of time during an earthquake
PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

WELL IN ADVANCE:

  • ALWAYS ASSESS YOUR SITUATION
  • IDENTIFY HAZARDS.
  • IDENTIFY SAFE PLACES.
  • TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN.

Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

CHECK FOR HAZARDS:

  • SHELVES
  • OVERHEAD HEAVY EQUIPMENT
  • BREAKABLE ITEMS
  • ELECTRICAL CABLES
  • FLAMMABLES
  • ROAD HAZARDS

Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

IDENTIFY SAFE PLACES:

  • UNDER STURDY FURNITURE
  • STRUCTURAL CORNERS, WALLS.
  • AWAY FROM GLASS WINDOWS
  • AWAY FROM ELECTRICAL CABLES
  • AWAY FROM FLAMMABLES

Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

TRAIN YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY:

  • WHAT TO DO IF INDOORS
  • WHAT TO DO IF OUTDOORS
  • WHAT TO DO IF IN A MOVING VEHICLE

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

WHAT TO DO IF INDOORS:

  • ALWAYS ASSESS YOUR SITUATION
  • DO NOT PANIC
  • LOOK AROUND
  • MOVE AWAY FROM WINDOWS, HANGING OBJECTS, SHELVINGS, ETC.
  • TAKE COVER
  • COMMUNICATIONS OPEN (RADIOS?)

Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

WHAT TO DO IF OUTDOORS:

  • DO NOT PANIC
  • LOOK AROUND
  • MOVE AWAY FROM BUILDING WALLS, STREET LIGHTS, POWER LINES, ETC.
  • LOOK FOR OPEN SPACE
  • HOLD ON

Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

WHAT TO DO IF IN A MOVING VEHICLE:

  • DO NOT PANIC
  • LOOK FOR OPEN SPACE AWAY FROM BUILDINGS, TREES, OVERPASSES..
  • STOP QUICKLY
  • STAY IN THE VEHICLE
  • HOLD ON

Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR PERIOD OF TIME DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

Other Points:

  • Observatories are built to withstand earthquakes
  • Any expectation during the earthquake to do anything procedural should not be considered
  • Identify safe areas within the building – sheltering

Observatory Earthquake Readiness Workshop, La Serena November 2007