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In countries where earthquakes are particularly abundant, many
precautions have been set up to prepare the region for the eventuality of
an earthquake. Children are educated about what to do if an earthquake
occurs and

government has an official plan to carry out in such…

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killing 155,000 people. On `Disaster Day' the residents of Japan practice
an earthquake drill which they must use in the case of an emergency.

Many areas that are most at risk from seismic activity have manufactured
`Earthquake Proof
Buildings'. A famous
example is the Transamerica

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There are many other types of simple bracing that can also help protect a
building from earthquakes. These include the reinforcements shown

Some buildings are built to be `movement resistant'. This allows the
building to bend during an earthquake rather than snap. Other methods

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earthquake and therefore will reduce

the overall death toll. This is very useful in MEDC countries where the
buildings are more valuable.

The governments of earthquake-prone regions also have a carefully
formulated plan to follow in the event of such a disaster. If an earthquake

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