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