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Most buildings can withstand vertical shaking

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yes loamy soil is the best but clay soil is only a little bit behind


The best defenses are shear core, base isolators, a deep foundation, shutters and cross bracing cross bracing is a system utilized to reinforce building structures in which diagonal supports intersect. Cross bracing can increase a building's capability to withstand seismic forces from an earthquake. Shutters will block out any object that will come in and will stop glass from shattering which could cause injuries or death base isolators will help a building withstand an earthquake as they sway the building the way an earthquake is going and bounces the building up and down. A deep foundation will make it more harder for a severe earthquake to take the building down and in a smaller magnitude earthquake it will hardly affect the building.


In terms of earthquake protection it is best to construct a building on?


it all depends on the material that they build there building. In this case a brick building can resist if it has a good foundation of ground if not it could collapse. My best guess is less than 7.o or 6.6.



The best way to prepare for an Earthquake is to secure all of your belongings. Be prepared for shaking and flying objects.



When building a house, regional seismic hazard maps are used to find the best (or the worst) place to locate for earthquake shaking. Although greatly confused with its sister, seismic risk, seismic hazard is the study of expected earthquake ground motions at any point on the earth.


If you live in an earthquake zone then you would be best helped if you can sit down in a room with an architect who knows about earthquakes, and a trade qualified builder with similar experience, knowledge, training, and skill to the architect. These are the people who know which buildings will survive an earthquake in your area and know what will fall down in a slight breath of wind. Most people want the earthquake safe type of building.


by building well constructed buildings


The main noticing thing is the earthquake level of the place and also the distance from the sea.


Wait until the shaking stops. Then, get out to an open space. Don't go under overpasses or bridges. They collapse in an earthquake. If you are moving you may not feel the quake.


Well...it depends when on the situation you are in. If you are not sure, my best advice is to listen to what earthquake experts say:-)


An earthquake is a dangerous natural event to be a part of. You can protect yourself by first protecting your head. You should get out of any building if at all possible. If you can not leave a building, you should stand in a doorway.


Duct tapes, better desk, or go to other building. That the best I can suggest.


The first thing you will want to do during an earthquake is to get somewhere that you will not get hurt. Outside of a building is preferred but if that cannot happen, then a doorway will be the safest place.


Now, see, if you built a building at the epicenter of an earthquake, no matter what what ground is there, the building will inevitably collapse. Near an earthquake's epicenter, though, is a different story. The best ground would definitely be solid, packed soil. The best foundation for a building would be isolated, unless you had a smaller building like a house, which would be better off with an anchored foundation. The best type of building would have steel frame crossties-only on a skyscraper or tall, large office building like in New York, though.


One of the best places to be during a earthquake is inside. But to have a better chance of survival go in a strong building e.g. a airport, a tall, strong building, castle, offices ect.


Depends where you are or how big it is, but the best idea is to get to high ground as soon as possible. If you are caught by a tsunami, best to hold onto something behind a building or something sturdy.



If you are outside an earthquake then the best thing to do is not to go inside the earthquake zone - until the earthquake and aftershocks subside.


The best way to reduce the effects of an earthquake is to have structures be built out of bendable material (like steel or wood). Materials like cement are brittle and will crack under the force of an earthquake. There are many ways to make buildings earthquake resistant, including the use of flexible building materials, but also special building foundations which may include such things as gigantic springs, 'floating' foundations, and sway dampening devices.


Get under a table or in a doorway. When the shaking stops get out to a open space away from buildings and out of a street. An open field is best and it is best if you sit down in case more happen. By sitting you won't fall and hurt yourself .


well if a earthquake happened the best thing to do is to go as far away as possiable from the earthquake


First of all if you're living on/near any fault lines your area may experience and earthquake or just trimmers. To protect yourself from this unpredictable disaster, you should: a/ build houses according to the national building codes (though it can not 100% stop an earthquake if it hits directly, but can avoid major damage from trimmers) b/ Don't populate/occupy a living habitat near any earthquake prone areas (seriously this is very important) c/ If in the action of an earthquake, the best thing to do is to hold/take cover under trusted structures, and not run about: so when the shaking stops then evacuate to the open, and mind all electrical wires. Hope this helps :)



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