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Do’s and Don’ts Before, During and After an Earthquake

  • T. G. Sitharam
  • Sreevalsa Kolathayar
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Abstract

Someday, an earthquake may strike the place you live in. Scientists cannot tell you when this will happen, whether it will be next year or during your grandchildren’s lifetime. When that day comes, your community must be ready to face it. Seismic safety must not only be integrated into construction practices, but preparedness, emergency response, recovery, and long-term risk reduction efforts as well. It is a well-known fact that it is poorly planned infrastructures which cause disaster during an earthquake, not earthquakes as such. Identifying potential hazards in advance and appropriate planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake.

Keywords

Guidelines Do’s and don’ts Household preparedness School emergency plan Restoration strategy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. G. Sitharam
    • 1
  • Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Science BangaloreBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Civil EngineeringAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham UniversityCoimbatoreIndia

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