Author(s): Rachel Walker
Millions of earthquakes occur in the world every year, causing massive damage to property, as well as death and injury to thousands of people. Homes are destroyed, whole towns can be wrecked, not only by the vibrations, but also by landslides burying everything in their path. Severe earthquakes sometimes create other disasters, such as tsunamis and liquefaction. Everyone needs to know what to do if an earthquake strikes.