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Earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir

Earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir

05/08/2023: (JKNN) Magnitude: 4.7

Epicenter: (Shangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
72.87°E, 34.93°N

Date & Time: 8:36 a.m. 05 August 2023

Depth: 10 km

Quake Safety Guidelines

If you experience an earthquake, here are some important steps to follow:

Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Drop to the ground to prevent being knocked over, take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture, and hold on until the shaking stops.

Stay Indoors: Stay inside during the shaking to avoid potential hazards outside.
Stay Away from Windows: Keep away from windows, glass, and exterior walls to avoid injuries from shattered glass.

If You’re Outdoors: Find an open area away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and utility wires. Drop to the ground and protect your head and neck.

If You’re in a Vehicle: Pull over to a safe location, away from overpasses, bridges, and buildings. Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking stops.

Don’t Use Elevators: Avoid using elevators during an earthquake, as they might become stuck or malfunction.

Be Prepared for Aftershocks: After the main earthquake, there may be aftershocks, so be prepared for further shaking.

Check for Injuries: Check yourself and others for injuries and provide first aid as needed.

Listen to Local Authorities: Follow instructions from local authorities and emergency services.

Remember to have an emergency kit prepared with essential supplies, such as water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, and a first-aid kit. Being prepared can make a significant difference during an earthquake.



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