1. Protect yourself and your family
The initial strong shakes of an earthquake last only for one minute or so. Get yourself under a study table, desk etc. to protect your head from falling objects.
2. Turn off gas, electrical appliances, etc. the second you feel the earthquake, and should a fire break out, put it out quickly!
You quick action in putting out a fire will prevent a serous disaster. Make it a habit to switch off the gas, even in a minor earthquake.
3. Avoid rushing out of your house!
It is dangerous to rush out your house. Carefully check the situation around you and try to act calmly.
4. Open the door secure and exit!
Especially in a reinforced concrete building, the door may be deformed by a strong earthquake and cannot be opened, confining you in the room. To avoid this, open the door quickly to secure a way out.
5. When outside, protect your head and keep away from dangerous objects!
If you experience an earthquake while outside, you should protect yourself from falling brick bats and other falling objects, such as windowpanes and signboards. Take refuge in a safe building or an open space nearby.
6. If you are in a shopping mall, theater, or the like, follow the instructions of the staff!
In place where there are a large number of people, some may panic. Avoid being caught up in such panic and try to keep head.
7. Park your car on the left side of the street. Driving is prohibited in restricted areas!
Driving for selfish reasons makes the confusion worse. Listen to the car radio and take proper actions.
8. Watch out the falling rocks, electrical cables and trees
In an area where there is a danger of falling rocks, landslides or tree seek refuge at a safe place immediately.
9. Evacuate on foot rather than by car, and carry only what you need!
Driving could cause traffic jams and hinder fire-fighting and rescue and relief activities. So go to your refuge site on foot instead of by car. When evacuating, carry only what you need.
10. Avoid being misled by false rumors and try to obtain and act on correct information
In a disaster, one is apt to be misled by false rumors and incorrect information. Try to get correct information provides, fire stations, and police.
Issue in Public interest by : Delhi Disaster Management Authority