Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:56:29

Author: William Robertson

Subject: Re: Re: [tap-l] Tremor

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I was always taught to stand in doorways. Is that still the right
idea? I do recall in the major Anchorage earthquake when I was young
that many people died because they went into the streets and got hit
by falling building parts. I never heard the desk thing. Those were
for the ridiculous "duck and cover" drills in elementary school in
case of a nuclear attack--like that would help.

Bill


On Aug 23, 2011, at 3:42 PM, chuck.patten@frontier.com wrote:

> Not necessarily so... depends on the building and those surrounding
> it. Another myth is.that people should seek.shelter under desks.
> Quake rescue teams have been reporting that it usually results in a
> lot of very flat casualties. Easily stacked for transporting but
> not a good survival technique.
>
>
> Sent from myTouch 4G
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> Subject: [tap-l] Tremor
> Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2011 12:35 pm
>
>
> Hmmm...... You would think that science types would know that
> running out of buildings is, in general, the exact wrong thing to do
> in an earthquake.


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I was always taught to stand in =
doorways. Is that still the right idea? I do recall in the major =
Anchorage earthquake when I was young that many people died because they =
went into the streets and got hit by falling building parts. I never =
heard the desk thing. Those were for the ridiculous "duck and cover" =
drills in elementary school in case of a nuclear attack--like that would =
help. Bill =
On Aug 23, 2011, at 3:42 PM, chuck.patten@frontier.com =
wrote:Not necessarily so... depends on the building and =
those surrounding it. Another myth is.that people should =
seek.shelter under desks. Quake rescue teams have been reporting =
that it usually results in a lot of very flat casualties. Easily =
stacked for transporting but not a good survival =
technique.Sent from myTouch 4G----- Reply message =
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o: Subje=
ct: [tap-l] TremorDate: Tue, Aug 23, 2011 12:35 =
pmHmmm...... You would think that science types would know =
that running out of buildings is, in general, the exact wrong thing to =
do in an earthquake.=

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