Emergency Response Guidelines Earthquakes

by Place
evacuate to a safe place.

At Home
under the tableto protect your body. When the shaking stops, shut off electricity and gas and open the door to secure an exit before going outside

Storms & Torrential Rain

Outside
or the elderly and respiratory patients, with your bag or hands against falling objects; evacuate to a large space such as a playground or a park as keeping a safe distance from buildings

evacuate to a safe place.

In elevators
Press the stop buttons of all floors and get off the elevator as soon as it stops and then use stairs.
※ Do not use an elevator in case of an earthquake

Storms & Torrential Rain

In School
Go under the desk and hold its leg firmly. When the shaking stops, evacuate to the playgroundin an orderly manner.

evacuate to a safe place.

In a department store or shopping center
Protect your body against falling objects from shelves and go to stairs or pillars.When the shaking stops, evacuate outside.

Storms & Torrential Rain

In theaters, stadiums, etc.
Stay in your seat protecting your bodywith your belongings such as a bag until the shaking stops, and then calmly evacuate according to announcement.

Daycare Center/Kindergarten/School
evacuate to a safe place.

On the Subway
Turn on hazard lights; slow down the car to pull over on the right side of the road; listen to the information on the radio; evacuate leaving your key in the ignition.

evacuate to a safe place.

While Driving
Beware of landslides and cliff collapses while evacuating to a safe place.When a tsunami warningis issued on the coast, move to a higher place.

evacuate to a safe place.

In a mountain or near the sea
Stay in your seat protecting your body with your belongings such as a bag until the shaking stops, and then calmly evacuate according to announcement

by Situation
evacuate to a safe place.

When Shaking by Earthquake
Go under the table to protect your body, and hold its leg firmly.

evacuate to a safe place.

When Shaking Stops
Shut off electricity and gas and open the door to secure an exit.

evacuate to a safe place.

When Going Outside
Move quickly using the stairs.(Never use the elevator.) ※ If you are in an elevator during a fire or an earthquake, press the stop buttons of all floors and get it off as soon as it stops.

evacuate to a safe place.

When Stepping out of a Building
Outside the buildingprotect your head with your bag or hands, and evacuate while looking around and keeping a safe distance from the building.

evacuate to a safe place.

When Looking for a Shelter
Beware of falling objects and quickly evacuate to a large space such as playgrounds, parks, etc. (Never use a vehicle.)

evacuate to a safe place.

When Arriving at a Shelter
Act according to right information from radio or public announcement.

  • Source: SAFEKOREA website