The first effect of earth quake are those caused by the earthquake shock itself . These can be terrible .
building collapes . People are killed in home , places of work and vehicles . Many more injures and
loss of family , house , wealth and food . Only few are rescued .
The second effect can be just a bad and sometime worst . These effect happens in the minutes , hours or days or just after the main earthquake .
Aftershocks : These are usually less strong then the main earthquake . But buildings are already
destroyed by the earthquake .
Fires : These are caused by sparks from damaged electricity cables . Fires also cause many damage .
Sea Waves : The great sea waves caused by earthquake on sea surface . Who can forget the great
Asian sea waves in December 2004 .
Spread of disease : For example , typhoid and many more are caused by burst water pipes
and combination from sewage , which means that is not safe or clean water for drinking .
These add the damage to life of people . and many more . and other factors are hard to find .
Population Damage : The more people live in a place , island , house , office , the more would be the damage of loss of live of people .
Building quality : All new buildings are required to be earthquake resistant . Old houses cause more damage
from earthquake because the fall more as compare to new and earthquake resistant .
South Asia : South Asia lies in the center of the most earthquake prone part of the world . South Asia is a country that is damaged most by earthquake . The most earthquake founded in the world were in South Asia .
Earthquake predication : The short answer to this question is NO . Earthquake can"t be predicated . Although
the earthquake zones are well known , no one has idea when and where would earthquake strike .
People living in know earthquake zones need to be well educated about what to do in earthquake . The
best advice is to get out of house and move towards open space or hide under tables or bed while earthquake .
Hiding under hard things is likely to be the best protection from falling objects .
Team of emergence workers need to be trained in advance to save life of people and rescue trapped people .
Emergency supply food , water , medicines need to be stored .
Why many people still die in earthquake :
All methods of prevention cause money . Poor countries can"t afford earthquake resistant
buildings , even if the building regulation exist they often ignore it .
Types of building material and it"s chance of damage :
Mud and hand made bricks : 100 % chance of damage to the building .
brick : 33 % chance of damage to the building .
Build with steel frames : 20 % chance of damage to the building