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Essentials with JD # 359 **DISASTER MANAGEMENT WEEK : EARTHQUAKE DRILL TODAY AT 2PM**

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Starting last week the nation has been having disaster management awareness trying to educate the public regarding emergency situations such as fires, typhoons, gas leaks etc.

Today however at 2pm there will be a nationwide earthquake evacuation drill for 20 min starting at 2pm as announced by the Ministry of Interior and Safety. This is seen as a preventative measure to prepare you since Korea has seen a rise in seismic activity in recent months most notably the earthquake in Pohang last November which could be felt nationwide.

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A siren will start the beginning of the drill and also signal the end of the drill. Do make sure to take part and follow the instructions.

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You can also listen to GFN on www.gfn.or.kr for English updates on what to do in an earthquake.

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