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PostSubject: Info Worth Sharing   Sun Nov 16 2008, 03:09

for sure, most us were taught what to do incase of an earthquake, but for the sake of those who are still unaware of what should do or not to do during and earthquake this means alot.

pulot lang from other forum but as ive said, its worth sharing.
Some interesting points that make sense, all contrary to what we have been taught.

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This is really interesting. ...just the opposite of what we were taught and maybe still are teaching our children and each other. Please print it and read it, keep it and share it. I was amazed at how many things we've been taught that are NOT the right thing to do.

For those who might encounter an earthquake (which is everyone). My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake. I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United
Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years... There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the "triangle of life."

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under their desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary and I wondered why the children were not in the aisles. I didn't at the time know that the children were told to hide under something. Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the "triangle of life" The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the "triangles" you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape you will see, in a collapsed building.

TEN TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY:

1) Most everyone who simply "ducks and covers" WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE is crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs & babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out of the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different "moment of frequency" (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads- horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8.) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible. It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.
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PostSubject: Re: Info Worth Sharing   Mon Nov 17 2008, 12:46

kapit kwarto namin laging may lindol nakikinig na lang ako hehehehe thanks for sharing bro..
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PostSubject: Re: Info Worth Sharing   Tue Nov 18 2008, 12:08

thanks for the nice info Bro.. goodpost
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PostSubject: Re: Info Worth Sharing   Tue Nov 18 2008, 15:53

thanks for sharing kapatid!!
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PostSubject: Re: Info Worth Sharing   Sat Nov 29 2008, 07:26

d2 lagi sabi saken ni hubby pag malakas daw ung lindol, as in malakas na pwedeng bumagsak buong bahay nmin, sa toilet daw ang takbo! idea

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