What do you think you will do, if suddenly a great earthquake strikes your place

@summer77 (415)
Philippines
March 5, 2010 11:39am CST
The alarming earthquake phenomenon that happens to Haiti, Chile and Taiwan has awaken people to the possible upcoming earthquake phenomenon and provide safety measure teaching to the community through schools, government, and media. If a great earthquake strikes, I think I would be panic. :( It's hard to imagine, the world around you is shaking and falling. But after the phenomenon the government esp the media shared some safety precautions during great earthquake. I might run as much as I can and go to an open area. If I can't run anymore I will go to the rooftop maybe or I maybe hide under hard object. I was tryin to look for objects awhile ago. LOL I can only find my bed but I don't think it's hard enough to protect me and my family. :( I wish we could be as lucky as those leads in the movie 2012. LOL How about you? More info: The remarkable 2010 Earthquake in Haiti had 7.0 magnitude intensity (Jan 12), Chile had 8.8 magnitude (on March 1) and Taiwan had 6.4 magnitude (march 4). There were also noted earthquakes in some countries. Here in the Philippines, in some areas there noted earthquakes but the highest intensity so far as I remember in the news was 4.9 magnitude. Other earthquakes according to my source, happened in Sumatra, Indonesia (6.5), Utah (2.5), Alaska (2.6), etc. In the list, Chile has experienced series of earthquakes as noted on Feb 27 & 28, & March 1-5, 2010. Most of the countries belong to the Pacific Ring of Fire where the areas have the largest earthquake and volcanic eruptions recorded and occurred. The countries included are Chile, Mexico, USA, Canada, Russia Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Palau, Vietnam, Peru, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand, Antartica... According to the expert, 7.5 magnitude is considered a very strong earthquake already and it would be hard for anyone to stand, walk, run or move. But just like what happened recently to Taiwan with 6.4 magnitude, there were buildings and infrastructures that collapsed and there 64 people injured. The experts says in case a great earthquake strikes, the things to do is to go to an open area, but if it's to complicated, you need to protect your head and hide or stay under a hard object, and if you are in nearby sea, you must go to higher places in case of a tsunami. And don't go back to your home yet because aftershock might happened.
3 responses
• Malaysia
5 Mar 10
i would run away along with all my family members. but until now malaysia have never been strike by earthquake.. i wish earthquake wont strike malaysia..
@summer77 (415)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I think Malaysia is not part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and someone mentioned that Malaysia don't even have volcanoes? So an earthquake could hardly hit your country.
• Malaysia
5 Mar 10
arghhh.... im very scared... haha.. can i stay at your place?? joking..
@summer77 (415)
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
LOL. You better stay where you are right now. Your place is hardly and rarely visited by earthquakes as you said, Malaysia ha never been strike by earthquake. The Philippines is where I am and we belong to the Pacific ring of fire though there was no great earthquake noted before that would really shake the whole Philippines. BTW, do you know YOUTHSAYS and that YES2009 event? It was held in Malaysia, I wasn't lucky to become one of the delegates in the Philippines, maybe next time, it will be in Indonesia they said.
@May2k8 (16440)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 10
leave it all to god and Indonesia have experienced up to 7.7 SR shocks and aftershocks may have several years to come. Heard the storm that will hit our city, we need to prepare ourselves in the face of these trials. No one wants to imagine how dreadful a disaster.
@summer77 (415)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Oh, a storm coming in Indonesia? OMG, maybe something miracle will happen and right God knows everything, so just pray and I will too! Last year a storm hit the Philippines especially in Luzon area and that was terrible. It's not easy. So my prayers for you as well as everyone to keep us away from this calamities or if not away safe. God's will!
@Canellita (12040)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I guess it will depend on what it is that I am able to do. When Katrina hit and the flood system failed 80% of the city was under water. Fortunately I was not and two days later I left town. If I had been on the other side of town I might not have had a choice about what happened to me or what I did.