Netizens in Beiliu, Guangxi, where a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck: Mobile phones cant be reached

 Netizens in Beiliu, Guangxi, where a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck: Mobile phones cant be reached

According to the automatic determination of China Seismic Network, an earthquake of M 5.2 occurred at 22:55 on October 12, 2019 in Beiliu City, Yulin City, Guangxi (22.18 degrees north latitude and 110.51 degrees east longitude), with a focal depth of 10 km.

Epicentral terrain

Netizens from Nanning, Liuzhou, Beihai and other places expressed obvious earthquake feeling.

Many netizens said that they obviously felt the table and bed shaking at home.

Some netizens said that the mobile phone in Beiliu City was suspected to be unable to get through.

The North Sea also felt the earthquake.

People in Yulin rushed downstairs.

Beiliu citizens

At a university in Nanning, students felt shocked and ran downstairs to the open space.

Statistics of seismicity in Guangxi:

Since this year, there have been 1 earthquakes with magnitude 3.0 to 3.9, 0 earthquakes with magnitude 4.0 to 4.9, 1 earthquakes with magnitude 5.0 to 5.9 and 0 earthquakes with magnitude 6.0 or more in Guangxi. The largest earthquake occurred on October 12, 2019 in Beiliu City, Yulin City, Guangxi.

In the past five years, there have been 10 earthquakes with magnitude 3.0 to 3.9, 4.0 to 4.9, 2 with magnitude 5.0 to 5.9 and 0 with magnitude 6.0 or more in Guangxi. The largest earthquake occurred on July 31, 2016 in Cangwu County, Wuzhou City, Guangxi.

Matters needing attention:

Although earthquakes are natural disasters and can not be completely avoided, when disasters come, mastering the basic methods of survival and self-rescue and learning measures of self-rescue will greatly reduce the damage caused by disasters. Lets learn how to save ourselves and others in an earthquake.

1. Risk Avoidance in Earthquake

(1) Indoor

Emergency Points

Choose small rooms such as kitchen and bathroom to avoid. You can also hide in the roots, corners, radiators, strong furniture and other places that are easy to form triangular space. Keep away from exterior walls, doors and windows. Do not use elevators or jump from buildings.

When avoiding, the body should take the posture of squatting or sitting down, curling up as far as possible, lowering the bodys center of gravity, resting on the forehead on the thigh, and protecting the head with both hands. If conditions permit, you should also cover your head with soft objects and cover your mouth and nose with a wet towel.

Avoid suspensions such as chandeliers and fans.

Expert Reminder

The earthquake should be calm and calm, timely response. Do not hide under tables and beds, but in a position lower than the height of tables and beds, next to tables and beds. After closing the fire, power and gas sources at the first time of the earthquake and disposing of dangerous goods, take refuge.

Personnel who have escaped from danger should not rush back to their houses after the earthquake in order to prevent aftershocks.

(2) Outdoor

Emergency Points

Choose an open area to avoid danger, squat or fall in order to avoid falling down. When driving, reduce the speed as soon as possible and choose the open parking space. Avoid viaducts, chimneys, water towers and other buildings. Avoid dangerous things such as glass curtain wall, high door face, parapet wall, billboard, transformer and so on. In the field, avoid riverbanks, cliffs and foothills to prevent collapse, collapse, landslides and debris flows.

Expert Reminder

_The outdoor situation is complex. We should pay attention to observation during the earthquake and choose appropriate methods to avoid accidents and casualties.

2. Self-rescue after earthquake

Emergency Points

After being buried, if we can move, we should gradually remove the pressure and try our best to get rid of it. If possible, cover your mouth and nose with a wet towel to avoid suffocation due to choking dust. Pay attention to the outside and wait for help. Save your energy as much as possible. Dont shout for long. You can call for help by tapping. Search for water and food as much as possible, create living conditions, and wait patiently for rescue.

Expert Reminder

After being buried, we should firmly strengthen the courage and confidence of self-help, and the spirit can not collapse.

3. Mutual rescue after earthquake

Emergency Points

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Expert Reminder

Dont stand on the collapse easily. When excavating, it is necessary to distinguish which is the support and which is the embedding barrier. The support should be protected and the embedding barrier should be cleared so as to protect the living space of the buried people from being overwhelmed.

Correct handling methods should be adopted according to the wounded condition. If the injured are suspected of having spinal fracture, they should be carried on a rigid stretcher, and the way of human rack should be strictly prohibited in order to avoid causing more harm.

Four Common Senses of Self-rescue in Earthquake

1. Dont destruct a large earthquake. It takes only 12 seconds on average from peoples feeling of vibration to buildings being destroyed. In this short period of time, you must not panic. You should make a quick decision to ensure safety according to your environment. If you live in a bungalow, you can run outside the door quickly. If you live in a building, do not jump, should immediately cut off the switch, turn off the gas, temporarily shelter in the toilet and other small span areas, or under tables, beds, etc., quickly evacuated after the earthquake, in order to prevent strong aftershocks.

4. Be buried to preserve physical strength

If the earthquake is unfortunately buried in ruins, we should try to remain calm and try to save ourselves. When it is impossible to get out of danger, we should keep our strength, try our best to find water and food, create living conditions, and wait patiently for rescuers.

Source: Liable Editor of Nanguo Today: Li Tianyi_NN7528