Surviving an Earthquake


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Questions answered by Mark Benthien in this video:
  • What should I expect during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am indoors during an earthquake?
  • What furniture can I use to protect myself during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am outdoors during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am driving during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am in a crowded store during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am in a stadium or theater during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am in a high-rise building during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am in a subway during an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I am in bed during an earthquake?
  • What is the "Drop, Cover, and Hold" method?
  • What are the safest places inside during an earthquake?
  • Will standing under a door frame adequately protect me during an earthquake?
  • What is the "triangle of life" earthquake shelter?
  • Is it safer to be indoors or outdoors during an earthquake?

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