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What To Do During Earth Tremors

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According to Collins Dictionary, “tremors are a relatively small or short-lived movement of the earth’s surface caused by the same forces that produce earthquakes.”

With the recent confirmations that some residential areas in Abuja have been experiencing earth tremors since yesterday, you might want to know how to handle such circumstance.

While as earlier reported by Naija News, the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has assured Abuja residents that there is no likelihood of an earthquake, tremors are still dangerous in any case.

What To Should During An Earthquake Or Tremor

  • If you are inside your house when you feel the ground shake, drop down to the floor.
  • Take cover under a heavy piece of furniture or seek cover against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms.
  • Avoid danger spots near windows, hanging objects, mirrors, or tall furniture. Hold the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move.
  • If you are outside, get into the open, away from buildings, power lines and trees.
  • Be alert for falling rock and other debris that could be loosened by the earthquake.
  • If you are outdoors, move to an open area away from falling hazards such as trees, power lines, and
    buildings.
  • Drop to the ground and cover your head and neck.
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