Hazards and Disasters


Is it safe to stand in a doorway during an earthquake?

While a doorway is a nice, structurally sound place to be during an earthquake, officials have found that many people are injured when a door swings open and closed during an earthquake, so you may want to avoid standing in a place where your fingers can become crushed.


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