Predicting and Preparing for Earthquakes

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how can laser beams be used to predict earthquakes?
to detect plate movement
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how can a seismometer be used to predict an earthquake?
picks up vibrations - increase could possible mean an earthquake
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why is radon gas monitored?
it escapes from cracks in the Earth's crust - sudden increase may mean an earthquake
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why are epicentres and frequencies of previous earthquakes mapped?
to see if there is a pattern
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how does observing unusual animal behaviour indicated that there may be an earthquake about to happen?
souns that humans can't hear are produced, however animals can hear them and start howling etc.
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how does training people on what to do if there is an earthquake help to prepare?
people will know what to do and wont panic as much, reducing the number of casualties
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how does having emergency services available for and earthquake help?
they will be able to get the the affected areas faster, reducing casualties and helping to coordinate response
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how do earthquake proof buildings help?
they are built to withstand earthquakes by absorbing the energy, so they wont collapse and cause injury
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