Don’t Use the Extra Door Latch in Earthquake-Prone Areas

reader-tip-720x360Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Karol H., who says:

“My flight attendant friends (while on layovers in Japan hotels) say they do not put the extra door lock latch over the door lock in case of an earthquake. If the door frame shifts, they may not be able to open the door.”

Credit: Karol's friend

Credit: Karol’s friend

In Japan an many other places, earthquake safety is no joke. Thanks, Karol!

Related: Travel Tip of the Day: What to Do in the Event of an Earthquake

 

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Don’t Use the Extra Door Latch in Earthquake-Prone Areas
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2 Comments on "Don’t Use the Extra Door Latch in Earthquake-Prone Areas"

  1. In an earthquake, if the door frame shifts and ANY lock is used, do you expect to open the door?

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