Earthquake in Luganville, Vanuatu (M 6.0)
and Safety Tips
1. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 35
kilometers east of Luganville, Vanuatu at around 17:13 on Monday, July 1st.
In the last three months, Luganville has had 11 cases of an earthquake of magnitude
above 4.5. For the Korean nationals who will be visiting or traveling to this
area, please be advised of the following safety tips for earthquakes.
Earthquake Safety Tips
① When an earthquake strikes, immediately
cover your head with a cushion or hand. Take cover under a desk or table and
② Stay away from things that can easily fall on you especially when
you sleep. Place a smartphone, flashlight, and a torch near you.
③ When you are indoors, open the door promptly and secure an exit.
④ Wait until shaking stops, and turn off all the lights and electricity.
When evacuating, turn off the current breaker.
⑤ Stay indoors until an earthquake stops, but an earthquake of magnitude
over 5 evacuate to an outside place. Avoid narrow streets or fences.
⑥ When moving outside, protect your head by a bag, and beware of
flying or falling objects.
⑦ Use stairs, not elevators.
* Earthquakes usually stop within a minute, and strong vibrations
do not exceed 15 seconds. Try and find a safe place near you.
2. Please notify the Embassy (+675-321-5822~5824),
consular call center (822-3200-0404) or the Korean Association of the emergency