Must-Do Actions for Surviving an Earthquake
In surviving a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, it is important to understand what you are facing.
What exactly are earthquakes?
Earthquakes are sudden and quick shaking of the ground.
Usually, after an earthquake, aftershocks follow.
These are often weaker than earthquakes, but aftershocks of large magnitude could also happen.
Why are earthquakes dangerous?
Earthquakes of high magnitudes can cause structures to collapse.
Household items to be sent into the air and cause projectile damage, utilities to be damaged, as well as explosions and fires.
They can also trigger tsunamis, landslides and avalanches.
Earthquakes are inevitable and cannot be predicted.
Being ready for an earthquake is one step towards disaster survival.