01 - Earthquake Zones
The first step in any natural hazards assessment process is to determine the hazard level.
02 - Underground
The type and stability of the soil under a building affects how it will react to seismic (earthquake) waves.
04 - Building Design
With the right materials and design, buildings can survive structural damage in an earthquake.
05 - Structural Conditions
To ensure that earthquake-resistant materials and design concepts will work, it is crucial that the building structure is well-maintained.
06 - Fire Following Earthquake
Secondary incidents, commonly fire, can cause damage to production lines, flammable storage or gas mains.
07 - Liquid (Water) Leakage after Earthquake
Sprinkler system damage can create two dilemmas: no method of controlling any resultant fire and water leakage.
08 - Sensitivity of Equipment and Stock
Plant, equipment and stock can be particularly sensitive to shock, dust, moisture or water damage as a result of an earthquake.
09 - Loss of Utilities
Most business operations rely heavily upon utilities such as water, gas or electricity.
10 - Pre-Earthquake/ Earthquake Contingency Plan
Earthquake damage can be reduced or even avoided with clear documentation and communication.