|Dr.catfish earthquake of knowledge
|・During a strong earthquake, furniture, etc.may fall down,
so it is important to protect your head.
|・An earthquake may warp doors, making it impossible to
open them. Falling debris such as glass and overhead
signs are a major risk faced when rushing outdoors in
a panic during an earthquake.
|・Stoves were the major culprit in fires that occurred in
the 1993 earthquake offshore at Kushiro.
|・Stay calm and remember: "Put out fires."
|・Temporarily evacuate to a sturdy building or public
square if possible.
|・Don't evacuate by car. Cars will cause a traffic problem
that may contribute to the delay of emergency
|・Tunami may strike the shore before the authorities
have time to issue a warning. Therefore, evacuate
|・Stay away from areas where landslides have occurred.
|・Rumors will sporead rapidly after a major earthquake.
Don't listen to them.
|・If there are many injuries, emergency services may not
be able to handle all of the cases.
|・In order to acquire first aid skills, plase take part in
first aid lecture meetings held by fire stations and
other competent organizations.
|・Rescue activities at both individual and community
levels can play a vital role in saving lives.
It is advised that your home and neighborhood be
equipped with materials such as flashlights, blankets
and shovels to prepare for disasters. At a where rescue
equipment and first aid supplies are stored.
|・During an earthquake it is difficult to control your car. It
is similar to driving with a flat tire.
|・Anti-disaster Day is September 1, and anti-disaster
week is from August 30 to September 5.
|・Daily preparation and talks among family members are
essential. The place and routes to evacuate to are
specified by the local authorities.
|・18 out of 28 deaths in the 1978 earthquake offshore at
Miyagi Prefecture were caused by stones and bricks
falling from walls and gateways.
|・In the 1993 earthquake offshore at Kushiro many people
were injured by falling furniture and household articles
as well as glass fragments.
|・Extinguishers should be put in easy-to-use places
where they can easily be reached.
|・The weight of men's earthquake kits should not be more
than 15kg, and women's not more than 10kg.
|・In the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthqueake, approximately
30 percent of fires that broke out were electrically
|・In the North Ridge Earthquake that occurred in the Los
Angeles region, fires broke out due to gas leakage.