One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible aftereffects. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time of the day or night. If an earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause many deaths and injuries and extensive property damage. Although there are no guarantees of safety during an earthquake, identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can save lives and significantly reduce injuries and property damage.
Earthquake preparedness from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
How can I protect myself from an earthquake?
Earthquake preparedness from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Before an Earthquake
During an Earthquake
After an Earthquake
- After an Earthquake
- People with Special Needs
- Injuries: Information for Clinicians
- Coping with a Disaster