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No need to panic

The acting director of the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies is telling Barbadians not to panic.

Dr Erouscilla Joseph tells Barbados TODAY there’s no need to worry about a tsunami even though there may be some aftershocks in coming days, and even weeks.

Here are some earthquake safety tips:

*First and foremost, STAY CALM. DO NOT PANIC. BE ALERT.

*If inside stay inside, do not run out of the building. Stand in a strong doorway or get under a sturdy desk, table or bed and hold on.

*Do not use elevators or stairs.

*Move away from windows, mirrors, glass doors, pictures, bookcases, hanging plants and heavy objects.

*If outside and there are no obvious signs of danger nearby, stay there. But stay away from glass buildings, electricity poles, and bridges.

*If in a vehicle, do not stop on or under a bridge.

*Always look out for falling plaster, bricks, lighting fixtures and other objects.

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