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What to Do After an earthquake

 

  • After an earthquake, the disaster may continue. Expect and prepare for potential aftershocks, landslides or even a tsunami. Tsunamis are often generated by earthquakes. 

 

  • If you are near the ocean and you feel an earthquake then you should leave immediately. Move to higher ground. More information can be found on the tsunami section of the website.

 

  • Each time you feel an aftershock, drop, cover and hold on. Aftershocks frequently occur minutes, days, weeks and even months following an earthquake.

 

  • Look quickly for damage in and around your home and get everyone out if your home is unsafe.

 

  • Open closet and cabinet doors carefully as contents may have shifted.

 

  • Watch out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines and stay out of damaged areas. Stay out of damaged buildings.

 

Please follow these links for further advice and information on earthquakes:

To learn more about earthquakes that have affected St. Vincent and the Grenadines please click below: