High-rise buildings can experience amplified seismic forces. Know the specific risks associated with tall structures during earthquakes.
Familiarize yourself with the building's evacuation plans and escape routes, and participate in drills to ensure you know what to do in an emergency.
Avoid using elevators during an earthquake, as they may malfunction. Use stairwells for safe evacuation.
Ensure heavy items, like furniture and appliances, are securely anchored to prevent them from toppling during shaking.
Store a 72-hour emergency kit in your apartment, including water, non-perishable food, flashlights, and first-aid supplies.
Move away from windows to avoid potential glass shattering during an earthquake. Take cover under sturdy furniture if available.
If you can't take cover under furniture, protect your head and neck by crouching next to an interior wall, away from windows, mirrors, and glass
Establish a communication plan with family or roommates to ensure you can check on each other's safety and well-being.
Report any structural issues or damages in the building promptly to building management to prevent potential hazards.
Participate in building-wide earthquake safety programs and discussions, and encourage your neighbors to do the same for a safer high-rise living environment.