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Earthquake in Delhi-NCR, other parts of India: Do’s and Don’ts to ensure your safety during and after tremors are felt

Earthquake in Delhi-NCR, other pats of India: Here is all you need to know about what to do and what not to do during earthquake

New Delhi: People in Delhi-NCR and in other parts of North India felt strong earthquake tremors on Tuesday evening at around 10:30 PM with many people rushing out of their homes.

According to the National Centre for Seismology an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter Scale was felt in Afghanistan at 10:17 pm on Tuesday.

As the earthquake cannot be predicted, it is very much important to ensure some safety precautions that can be taken before, during and after the earthquake.

What to Do during an earthquake:

# Keep calm, do not panic, and don’t create panic among others

# Go inside a wooden table or bed and hold the table by one hand and your head by the other till the tremors

# If living in a high-rise building, do not use life and quickly run outside when tremors are felt.

# If you are outside, then stay away from trees, electric polls, buildings and walls.

# If you are inside a moving vehicle then get out of it.

What you Don’t need to do during an earthquake:

# Do not enter or stay  in cracked buildings

# Don’t use match sticks or lighters

# Don’t turn on switches

# Don’t use lifts as the electricity may go and may malfunction during this.

# Also be ready for some aftershocks