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Seoul Expat Guide – Do you know what to do during an earthquake?

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Every month, Seoul Global Center, the Comprehensive Support Center for Foreign Residents in Seoul, strives to bring useful information for daily living to foreign residents through the newsletter. This month we provide “Earthquake Evacuation Plan”. Were you startled by the earthquake that happened last month? As earthquakes are impossible to predict, it is important to familiarize oneself with an evacuation plan in order to minimize damages. Make sure you prepare a proper evacuation plan and memorize the location of shelters in your neighbourhood shelter.

What to do in each situation

When an earthquake shakes the building?

During an earthquake, go under a table to protect yourself and hold on tight to a table leg.

When the shaking stops?

When the shaking stops, cut off all electricity and gas, open an exit door.

When escaping from a building?

Move quickly using the stairs while escaping from the building. (DO NOT use the elevator)

*In case you are inside an elevator, press all the buttons for each floor and get out as soon as you can.

When you are outside the building?

Protect your head with your hand or a bag. Look around carefully and evacuate while keeping a safe distance from buildings.

When looking for a shelter?

Looking out for falling debris, swiftly move to an open space such as a playground or a park. (DO NOT use your car)

After reaching a shelter?

Act according to the instructions announced on the radio or by public institutions.

What to do at each place

If you are at home

Protect yourself by going under the table. When the shaking stops, cut off the electricity and gas, open an exit door and move outside.

If you are outside your home

Looking out for falling debris, protect your head with your hand or a bag. Maintaining a safe distance from buildings, evacuate to an open space such as a playground or a park.

If you are inside an elevator

Press all the button for each floor and get out as soon as you can.

If you are at school

Go under the desk and grasp tightly the table leg. When the shaking stops, evacuate to the playground while maintaining order.

If you are at the mart or the department store

Protect yourself from things falling off the display cabinet and move near the staircase or pillars. Evacuate to the outside when the shaking stops.

If you are at the theater or the stadium

Stay calm and protect yourself with one of your belongings such as a bag until the shaking stops. Then calmly evacuate by following the instructions.

If you are in the subway

Hold on to the strap or the pole so that you do not fall. When the subway stops, follow the instruction.

If you are driving

Turning on the emergency light, gradually decrease your speed and stop your car on the right side of the road. Listening carefully to the radio, evacuate leaving your car keys behind.

If you are in a mountain or at sea

Beware of landslides or cliff collapse and move to a safe place. In case of a tsunami alert around coastal areas, move to a higher ground.

Find your neighborhood earthquake shelter at

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  • 4~6F Seoul Global Center, 38, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea, 03188
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  • Tel. +82-2-2075-4180 Fax. +82-2-722-2108 Email. hotline@seoul.go.kr
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