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Earthquakes

Earthquakes happen every day in Iran, but most travellers will never feel one. If you get unlucky, the following precautions might help. It's most important to protect yourself from falling debris. If you are indoors, stay inside and take cover under a sturdy desk or table. Hold on to it and be prepared to move with it. Hold the position until the shaking stops and you can move outside. Stay clear of windows, appliances and freestanding furniture (such as wardrobes) that might fall over. Use a pillow to protect your head.

In a mud-brick building, it's vital to create space (under a bed, perhaps) that won't be filled with dirt and dust, which could lead to suffocation - the primary cause of death in Bam.

If you are outside, stay away from buildings and power lines.

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