Japan is a country that experiences numerous earthquakes.Many of the buildings in Japan are highly earthquake-resistant and safe. But if a major earthquake occurs that makes you fear for your safety, you should act in accordance with the following guidelines.
When you are
▶ Protect yourself by taking cover under a sturdy table or similar object.
▶ Get away from any furniture or glass panes that could easily topple over.
▶ Do not rush outside.
When you are
▶ Use a bag or hand luggage to protect your head.
▶ Get away from structures like concrete-block walls, and watch out for falling objects such as bricks, glass, or signboards.
When an earthquake is expected to have a maximum seismic intensity of 5 Lower or greater. These notify people of the names of earthquakes predicted to have a seismic intensity of 4 or greater before intense tremors arrive.
People are notified of this along with a special warning sound conveyed via the means listed on the right.
Carefully ascertain the situation in the surrounding area and act calmly.
▶ When you are at your hotel, shopping at a department store or supermarket, or in a theater or hall, act in accordance with the instructions of any public announcements or employees in the building (you may be asked to relocate to a location considered to be safe, such as an evacuation shelter).
▶ Use websites and other sources to obtain accurate information.
These are shelters to which you can temporarily evacuate to and remain at if the hotel you are staying at becomes unusable, aircraft are grounded, and transportation facilities to the airport stop running.
Screen showing the TMG Disaster Prevention Map
＊Reference: Tables explaining the JMA Seismic Intensity Scale