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what should i do if i'm driving when an earthquake begins?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Stop: Move the car out of traffic and stop. Avoid parking under or on bridges or overpasses. Try to get clear of trees, light posts, signs, and power lines. Keep your seatbelt on and stay in the car.
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Earthquake - NZ: Getting ready before an earthquake strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. http://www.getthru.govt.nz/

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A 19-year-old male asked:

I fell asleep and started dreaming inmideatly. I woke up suddenly and couldn't move, and it felt like an earthquake and a horrible sound. What was it?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Sleep Medicine 13 years experience
Sleep paralysis: This occurs at the transition from sleep to wake. There are a few stages of sleep, one of which is a rapid eye movement (rem) sleep in which you dream. During this stage, you also don't have muscle tone (atonia). It can occur because of the intrusion of disrupted rem sleep onto wakefulness. If you experience it often, it may point to a condition, ; it is recommended to see a sleep med. Specialist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have been experiencing REM while awakening. It happens for a couple of seconds & only when I awake at random hours of dawn. I often think earthquake?

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Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Narcolepsy: If you are not taking any sedatives , please get evaluation for sleep apnea.
Fremont, CA
A 39-year-old male asked:

How do I get reliable information and instructions after an earthquake?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Radio, smartphone,..: During a major disaster... listen to the radio for important information and instructions. Cell phone web services and WiFi internet connections may be down for a while, but are useful sources of information if they are working.
Fremont, CA
A 39-year-old male asked:

What about the risk of fire after an earthquake?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Check out home: Check your home for fire or fire hazards. If you smell gas, shut off the main gas valve. If you see any damage to electrical wiring, shut off the power at the master controls.
Fremont, CA
A 39-year-old male asked:

What should I do if I'm outside when an earthquake hits?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Clear of objects: If you're outside, get into the open. Stay clear of buildings, power lines, or any other objects that could fall on you.

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