Earthquake Safety Door Adds Some Peace Of Mind
For those living in earthquake prone areas no amount of earthquake studies and new technology will make them feel at ease, but you can bet every little bit helps.
This earthquake resistant door was built to protect you from the initial life-threatening damage that occurs during earthquakes, and to extend the time you can survive until rescuers arrive, in the case you got trapped under rubble.
Classic earthquake survival theory states you should be under a solid doorway during a shake, and this device gives you extra incentive to do just that. It has a solidly built frame designed to stay braced against the floor, and the door folds in two to protect you from falling debris. In a hidden cabinet you can keep supplies, water and a flashlight.
The door was built by Younghwa Lee from Kingston University in anticipation of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that’s predicted to hit Istanbul by 2030.