Earthquakes can cause furniture to move, and in some cases, fall and cause injury or death. In general, earthquakes with a JMA seismic intensity of 5 or greater will cause items to fall from shelves. Earthquakes with an intensity of 6 or greater will cause unsecured furniture to move or fall over. It is important to properly secure the furniture in your home to prevent these types of deaths in the event of an earthquake.
In order to minimize damage in the event of an earthquake, we must all take steps to secure the furniture in our homes. Securing the furniture in your house is one of the first steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from earthquakes. We hope that the information that we presented today will help you better earthquake proof your house.
For more information on how to secure your furniture, please read the Disaster Preparedness Handbooks and other disaster-related materials published by the prefecture and local governments.